Ever since broadband internet access prevailed throughout the world, constant connectivity has been vital to every part of people's lives.

Now, Naomi Kurahara, founder and CEO of satellite antenna-sharing startup Infostellar Inc., aims to bring about innovation in how people can access information — from space.

"I believe what's happening in the space industry right now is almost the same as what happened to the IT industry 20 years ago, when computers became smaller and laptops got thinner and cheaper," Kurahara said during an interview with The Japan Times.