For enterprise satellite service providers, Starlink outage is a reminder of importance of network diversity

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The outage of the Starlink satellite network on Sept. 13 lasted no more than about an hour but is an example of why having backup capacity is essential for some business applications, industry officials said.

Starlink has been making inroads in several vertical markets, including maritime, that were once the exclusive preserve of satellite systems that cannot match Starlink’s latency or even, in some cases, it's throughput to a given ship. What these heritage providers did have was a network with sufficient redundancy to allow them sign availability . . .

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