Shortly after SpaceX announced this year that Nigeria became the first African country to access the Starlink satellite broadband service, former president Muhammadu Buhari wrongly claimed that Nigeria’s broadband penetration had then reached 100%. In a wireless-connected world, confusion around access and connections is not uncommon but, regardless of the definitions, the story highlights the.
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,.