Orange unveils its answer to Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

Through its Nordnet, Orange offers the installation of a satellite Internet kit for 299 euros. orange

This Thursday, the operator presents its commercial satellite offer, mainly aimed at French people in isolated areas. Orange did not want to play a price war with the American group.

Space war on the French battlefield. French operator Orange is presenting its commercial satellite offering this Thursday through its subsidiary Nordnet. A barely disguised response to Starlink, Elon Musk’s American company, founded in France in 2021 and which has benefited from a certain dynamic in recent months. More than a new service, it’s actually a major overhaul of Orange’s previous satellite internet offering with Nordnet, which has been around since 1999 and has had 25,000 users so far.

This offer is sold in Orange’s distribution channels in stores and online from this Thursday “It is especially intended for users who do not meet the requirements for an optical connection and those with low ADSL speed”warns Orange. “This new offer responds to the concerns of the French regardless of their connectivity needs, even in the most isolated areas », adds Jean-François Fallacher, head of Orange France…

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