Satellite Surge: Asia Pacific Targets 38 Million Satellite Broadband Subscribers by 2030 with Starlink Leading the Charge


Idem Est Research & Advisory

14 September 2023, 16:00 AEST

Asia Pacific’s largest market Satellite Broadband is Australia but India to take over by 2024


Key Highlights from the Asia Pacific Satellite Internet Report:

The Asia Pacific satellite broadband market is undergoing unprecedented growth, with advancements driven by the region’s unique geography, increased demand for internet access, and technological innovation. “As of 2022, the region boasted nearly 875k satellite broadband subscribers, with Australia leading, notably dominated by Starlink”, says Landry Fevre, Director of Idem Est Research & Advisory.

Notably, Starlink, a subsidiary of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, aims to provide low-latency, high-speed global internet connectivity via a satellite constellation in low Earth orbit (LEO). By September 2023, Starlink established its services in 60 countries and has launched nearly 5,000 satellites, setting the stage to be the dominant entity in the global broadband satellite sector. With its impressive roster of 3.7 million subscribers globally, Starlink’s projected 2023 revenues are anticipated to exceed USD2 billion. Within the Asia-Pacific region, Starlink has cemented key partnerships with industry giants like KDDI, Data Lake, PT&T, Telstra, Vocus, and Optus, showcasing its expansive reach and collaborative approach and already won over 400k subscribers in the region.

Additionally, the integration of 5G NTN (Non-Terrestrial Networks) with mobile networks is revolutionizing communication. Designed to tackle geographic connectivity challenges, 5G NTN operates across various frequency bands, with LEO satellites promising competitive latency. As the need for spectrum resources intensifies due to technological advancements, strategies for efficient spectrum allocation and international collaborations will be paramount in the upcoming decade.

However, it’s not just technological advances propelling this sector forward. The industry’s growth and market dynamics are closely tied to regulatory landscapes, with satellite broadband providers needing to circumnavigate stringent rules to prevent service interference. Successfully breaking into this market not only demands cutting-edge technology but also a deep understanding of diverse licensing requirements.

Starlink’s rapid expansion and comprehensive satellite coverage intersect with global geopolitics, illuminating concerns over digital sovereignty and Musk’s control over its deployment. The project’s intertwining with geopolitics, evident in its redefining of connectivity norms, positions it uniquely at the crossroads of commerce and geopolitics.

This report, besides offering a deep dive into market dynamics, also delves into the socioeconomic impacts, environmental considerations, technological evolution, and the significance of policies and collaborations, providing a holistic perspective of the challenges and opportunities that the Asia Pacific region encounters in the satellite broadband domain.

“Idem Est Research forecasts that satellite broadband subscribers will reach 38 million by 2030, this sector of the telecommunications industry is among the fastest revenue growth segment, with an average growth rate of 50.2% between 2023 to 2030,” says Landry Fevre, Director of Idem Est Research & Advisory.

The Asia Pacific Satellite Internet Report by Idem Est Research provides comprehensive insights into the current market landscape, future projections, and key factors shaping the industry. For more details, access the full report on the Idem Est Research website.

Idem Est Research and Advisory’s report on the Asia Pacific Satellite Internet market serves as a valuable resource for industry stakeholders, investors, and policymakers looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the sector. The analysis highlights the immense potential and opportunities for both local and international players to contribute to the development and innovation of the telecommunications industry in the Asia Pacific region.


AST Spacemobile, Eutelsat, Globalstar, Inmarsat, IPStar, Kacific, Kuiper, Lynk, Measat, NBN, OneWeb, SpaceX, Starlink, Viasat

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Table 8 – Starlink Global Subscriber Database, as of September 2023

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Asia Pacific Satellite Internet Market Report, 2023-2030
Asia Pacific Satellite Internet Market Report, 2023-2030
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