12 Pros and Cons of Starlink and How Operators Are Affected by LEO Satellite Internet Coverage

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By Andrew Cavalier | 1Q 2021 | IN-6107


Starlink Constellations Steadily Materializing


SpaceX is the world leader when it comes to launching low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites into space, providing internet coverage for hundreds of thousands of customers. According to the company website, the Starlink network has its sights on 42,000 satellite deployments by 2027—and only 1% have failed so far. Although Starlink has about 250,000 customers as of early 2022, that number is expected to grow in the coming years because of how reliable the network is. In fact, Starlink has played a critical role in helping keep Ukrainians online in the face of Russia’s invasion. For enterprises considering an LEO network, it’s worth taking a closer look at the advantages of Starlink and what it means for other LEO companies, traditional operators, and customers.

The Pros and Cons of Starlink 


The following Starlink pros position SpaceX as a market leader when it comes to providing LEO satellite internet coverage.

Pro #1 of Starlink: One of the First “Mega-Constellations&rdqu…

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