In August 2021, SpaceX made waves by making its first ever acquisition by purchasing Swarm Technologies, a start-up known for its early adoption of proprietary ultra-narrowband satellite IoT solutions, signaling its intention of expanding its capabilities and diversifying its offerings to cater to a broader range of customers. However, what raised eyebrows was Swarm’s announcement.
In an increasingly connected world, a reliable satellite internet connection is becoming a necessity for those residing in remote or rural areas where traditional terrestrial broadband options are often limited. The North American (NAM) region has been at the forefront of satellite internet adoption with HughesNet and ViaSat driving growth for years. But the landscape.
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,.
The Satellite Connectivity industry is undergoing a major transformation with the emergence of Non-GEO constellation players.
Will Starlink experience the same success as O3b has, and more importantly, will mobility become the cornerstone of Starlink’s profitability strategy?