Speedcast: Starlink is a threat and a promise to satellite services industry. Here’s how we’ll make it work for us

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — Is SpaceX Starlink a threat or a promise for the established satellite service industry? Absolutely both, says Speedcast Chief Executive Joe Spytek.

Speedcast leases capacity on dozens of GEO and MEO-orbit satellites for its maritime and enterprise connectivity business and in September signed an agreement to become an authorized integrator/reseller of Starlink to Speedcast’s customer set.

Speedcast has since purchased several thousand Starlink terminals and installed several hundred on its customer platforms. Customers’ verdict so far? It works well, Spytek said . . .

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