SpaceX Starlink seeks telco partners, cuts prices; Inmarsat, Viasat, Mangata ask UK regulator to take a closer look

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite fleet operators Inmarsat and Viasat Inc. and broadband constellation startup Mangata asked British regulators to think twice before granting SpaceX Starlink's request to build six new gateway Earth stations.

These companies said SpaceX has not provided sufficient technical detail on how it will avoid interference with other Ka-band broadband networks and operate in an increasingly crowded highway in low Earth orbit.

The three companies’ move comes as Starlink is broadening its market push beyond residential consumers . . .

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