Starlink Early Success

According to Financial analyst Brian Wang the early success of his Starlink Internet service satellite constellation.will depend on two critical technologies — free-space laser & phased-array links. Laser light communication in a vacuum is physically 45% faster than communication through a fiber. In capital markets, low latency algorithmic trading reacts to market events more swiftly than the competition to increase the profitability of trades. “In 2007, a large global investment banker declared that every millisecond lost results in $100 million per year in a lost opportunity.”

Latency Performance Table:Latency Table



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