Veteran maritime connectivity providers Tototheo, Speedcast say Starlink is an unexpected industry phenomenon

by Peter B. de Selding

SINGAPORE — Two maritime satellite mobile services provider, both with long experience with satellite systems, said early results of the SpaceX Starlink service on commercial ships have been so good that customers are asking for it even before the service providers propose it.

Cyprus-based Tototheo Maritime Group and Speedcast, which is U.S.-based but has a global customer base, are long-time customers of established mobile connectivity providers Inmarsat and Iridium. They also lease capacity from several large geostationary-orbit fleet operators offering broadband through VSAT . . .

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