SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — KT SAT Co., the satellite service arm of local telecom giant KT Corp., said Wednesday it plans to introduce Starlink, satellite internet service developed by U.S. space firm SpaceX, in South Korea.
The service will be first adopted for the mobility industry, in particular, marine communications, where a stable communications network is needed as ships normally sail for at least six months on a single trip, according to the company.
Starlink offers high-speed, low-latency internet service to users all over the world using a low Earth orbit.
The Starlink service will be officially available after Starlink Korea LLC, Space X’s subsidiary in Seoul, gets necessary regulatory approval for business in the country, KT said.
But the company did not elaborate on a detailed timeline of the service launch.
Upon the launch, KT SAT plans to provide an upgraded service, which integrates its maritime very small aperture terminal and Starlink, to more than 2,000 ships owned by global companies in three years.