Unlike Inmarsat, Starlink’s satellites will only operate in LEO, between 200 and 400 miles above Earth.
The British company will also have to compete with Amazon’s Project Kuiper.
Announced in 2019 as a subsidiary of Amazon, the company aims to deploy a large satellite constellation to provide space-based broadband.
In July last year, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Kuiper’s plans to operate a constellation of 3,236 satellites.
Dave Limp, Senior Vice President at Amazon, said at the time: “There are still too many places where broadband access is unreliable or where it doesn’t exist at all. Kuiper will change that.