This past June SpaceX’s Starlink competitor OneWeb, in partnership with Speedcast, entered the maritime market. As LEO broadband connectivity is a new market, the key factors that end-users value have yet to be solidified. Nevertheless, both Committed Information Rate (CIR) and the Service Level Agreement (SLA) alongside CAPEX and OPEX will determine the “winner”. Ultimately,.
Satellite operators must balance the legal obligations of safety services against the commercial economics of L-band. Small GEOs are a novel solution to increase service resiliency in a low-growth market opportunity.
The adoption of smart network management onboard cruise ships will achieve smooth onboard operations for crew and offer the capability to optimize overall operations to meet carbon emission goals.