Elon Musk's Starlink recently announced plans to enter the global carrier market, spooking shareholders of space-based cellular operator AST SpaceMobile.
AST, which went public through a SPAC in 2021, has plans to commercialise global space based telecommunications, but has notably struggled due to technical challenges.
AST Shareholders have feared that the Starlink announcement risked overshadowing the company’s upcoming launch and also possibly beat the company to market, despite the latter having a significant head start.
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