Speedcast, a leading global communications and network service provider, signed a deal with SpaceX to provide Starlink Internet to enterprise and maritime customers. The deal was announced on September 13 at The World Satellite Business Week Summit in Paris. As part of the deal, Speedcast will resell Starlink to its customers. Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers residing in over 140 countries. To date, SpaceX currently provides Starlink to around 40 countries, pending regulatory approval in the rest. Under the company's new partnership SpaceX Starlink will enter new markets to expand business globally. The Starlink constellation consists of at least 12,000 satellites operating in low Earth orbit, of which SpaceX has launched a total of 3,293 since 2019.
“Starlink is an exciting new communications pathway for customers, offering significant diversity and added capacity at a time when remote sites continue to push to the farthest ends of the Earth and when bandwidth demand is ever increasing,” said Joe Spytek, Chief Executive Officer at Speedcast. “As a trusted, agnostic integrator of next-generation technologies for customers, we’re excited to add Starlink to our toolkit to make ubiquitous connectivity a reality for remote operations around the world," they stated in a press release.
Starlink is useful for a wode-range of applications, "from oil rigs and merchant vessels to mine sites and yachts, Starlink allows users to connect from the most remote locations and waters across the world," says Speedcast.
Speedcast is dedicated to designing technology interoperable among various systems to connect customers in hard-to-reach remote regions. This year, Speedcast conducted customer trials to demonstrate the capabilities of Starlink as an integrated service. “We’re excited to provide Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency internet to Speedcast enterprise and maritime customers," said Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President of Starlink Sales at SpaceX. “This significant leap in connectivity will open even more possibilities for companies to manage operations anywhere on Earth.”
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Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.