Speedcast to offer Starlink service for maritime market

Speedcast to offer Starlink service for maritime market


Starlink’s services is delivered via a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit

Communications and network service provider Speedcast will begin offering the Starlink connectivity service from SpaceX to its maritime customers as part of a deal announced at The World Satellite Business Week Summit in Paris, France.

Starlink introduced its enterprise and maritime connectivity services and equipment in early 2022, delivered via a constellation of satellites operating in low Earth orbit. The service covers remote locations across the world.

“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.”

Speedcast has been supporting customer trials to demonstrate the capabilities of Starlink as part of an integrated service.

“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, CEO 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.”

Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
16 September 2022