SpaceX will transition its Starlink internet business into a publicly-traded company. The announcement was made by Gwynne Shotwell, during an investor meeting where Shotwell stated, "Starlink is the right kind of business that we can go ahead and take public." Shotwell also stated that the Starlink could offer consumers reduced prices, and much better internet speeds.
To date, SpaceX has launched nearly 300 satellites to be part of the Starlink network. Pivoting Starlink to be publicly traded allows SpaceX to scale the internet business while keeping SpaceX privately traded. Additionally, if Starlink is successful it can be a huge revenue generator, and fund the future of SpaceX operations. Elon Musk even stated that the business cold contribute to funding a city on Mars.
Image Credit: SpaceX Starlink satellites, shown flat-packed in preparation for launch.
Spacex Will Go Public with Its Starlink Internet Business
1. Satellite Internet - The rise of publicly traded satellite internet businesses opens up opportunities for disruptive innovation in the connectivity industry.
2. Reduced Pricing - The transition of Starlink into a publicly-traded company could lead to disruptive innovation in the pricing strategies of internet service providers.
3. Improved Internet Speeds - Publicly traded satellite internet businesses could drive disruptive innovation in delivering faster internet speeds to consumers.
1. Connectivity - The transition of Starlink into a publicly-traded company provides disruptive innovation opportunities in the connectivity industry.
2. Telecommunications - The rise of publicly traded satellite internet businesses offers opportunities for disruptive innovation in the telecommunications industry.
3. Space Exploration - The success of Starlink as a publicly-traded company creates disruptive innovation opportunities in the space exploration industry.