Starlink is available in 4 continents and 32 countries

by admin, Sunday, 15 May 2022 (3 months ago)

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has announced that its Starlink satellite internet service now covers four continents and is available in 32 countries.

The most important thing is that the company is constantly growing. So in the near future, this image will look much more attractive. To that end, SpaceX is doing its best to attract as many subscribers as possible. All new subscribers who order new terminals will get them immediately. We remind you that customers had to wait several months before receiving the relevant equipment.

SpaceX shared a screenshot on Twitter showing the total coverage of the service. As we can see, the Starlink service is available in Europe, most of North America, South America, and parts of Australia and New Zealand. The company is also actively working to conquer more markets. In fact, Starlink is set to hit the entire African continent by 2023.

The SpaceX map shows areas marked “available” (light blue), “waiting list” (medium blue) and “coming soon” (dark blue). The service can have full coverage in areas below 60 degrees north latitude. However, availability is provided by country.

The number of countries where Starlink Internet services are available has increased by 7 compared to 25 countries earlier this year. In April of this year, we learned that most Starlink users are located in North America. However, there are millions of users from Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

SpaceX Starlink

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SpaceX mainly targets remote areas that cannot be networked by other means. As of the fourth quarter of 2021, the average download speed of the company in the United States was 104.97 Mbps and the download speed was 12.04 Mbps. This is almost identical to the fixed network speed in the United States. Theoretically, network speeds will continue to increase as SpaceX adds more satellite and terrestrial stations. It should also be noted that the latency is slower than the fixed broadband connection (40ms vs. 14ms). But compared to other satellite options like HughesNet and Viasat, it is much better (729 ms and 627 ms, respectively).

When it comes to pricing, some people think it’s an affordable service, while others do not think it’s competitive. In March, the company raised prices for its plans. For example, the new Starlink order launch kit is available in advance for $ 599, which includes a satellite dish, stand, power supply, and WiFi router. The monthly fee for Internet service is $ 110, up from $ 99 in the past. Users can now add a portability feature that allows them to carry the kit while traveling for an extra $ 25 a month.

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