ROME, June 6 (Reuters) - Telespazio, a joint venture between Italy's Leonardo and France's Thales said on Thursday it had signed an agreement with Elon Musk's SpaceX to commercialise Starlink services.

SpaceX's Starlink, which owns around 60% of the roughly 7,500 satellites orbiting Earth, is dominant in the satellite internet sphere.

The constellation of satellites is designed to provide broadband internet services around the world, particularly in rural areas that are poorly served by other networks.

Under the deal, Telespazio will integrate Starlink into its connectivity network, made up of satellite and terrestrial solutions. (Reporting by Giulia Segreti, editing by Gianluca Semeraro)