NSR has heard the hype for years of the connected car, with dreams of every vehicle having a satellite dish on its roof. Elon Musk recently stated that Starlink will be connected to aircraft, ships, large tracks, and RVs – specifically excluding connected cars such as Teslas. Other companies by comparison, are planning to go.
As Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks & other moving vehicles, [NSR] told Space News that Inmarsat, SES and Intelsat are among the satellite players that could face disruption from SpaceX’s mobile-facing plans. SpaceX believes it can support moving vehicles without a huge overhaul of its technologies and platform, noting that each ESIM is “electrically.
NSR found the Land Mobile via satellite will reach an inflection point where the change in the revenue mix will undergo quite a profound shift from narrowband technologies to broadband platforms and use cases. So, what does this mean for satellite operators and services providers?