Starlink satellite internet service owned by Elon Musk is looking to expand further globally and the company is currently in the testing phase. Because it promises internet connection to “almost anywhere on the ground in the world”, as the media has reported. Starlink is testing its global roaming service.
A GSMArena report says it will cost $200 a month, which doesn’t include the $599 Starlink kit satellite dish. The new offering from the Musk-owned company uses Starlink inter-satellite links to deliver internet to users wherever Starlink coverage is available.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that Starlink will come out of beta-testing mode in October, an important step towards a wider launch.
Earlier this year, Musk said that SpaceX expected to bring Starlink out of beta by the end of summer. The CEO said Starlink users are seeing improvements in the service’s internet speed and the company expects the internet service to be fully mobile, meaning customers can use it in moving vehicles or between different addresses.
Insider’s Kate Duffy reported earlier this year that Starlink users are getting internet speeds faster than those advertised by SpaceX, reaching speeds of up to 175 Mbps. To date, SpaceX has launched more than 1700 Starlink satellites into orbit, according to company information with the Federal Communications Commission. However, Musk has said that he eventually wants to send 42,000 satellites into space, which will completely circle the Earth.
What is Starlink?
Technically a division of SpaceX, Starlink is also the name of the company’s growing network of space flights. The development of this network began in 2015 and in 2018 the first prototype satellite was launched into orbit. Since then, SpaceX has deployed thousands of Starlink satellites into Earth orbit in dozens of successful launches. On March 3, 2022, 47 satellites were delivered to the Earth’s lower orbit.
Internet will reach remote rural areas through Starlink
Starlink seeks to bring Internet access to people in rural areas and parts of the world that do not have access to high-speed broadband. Starlink is suited for areas of the world where connectivity has typically been a challenge. Unencumbered by traditional ground infrastructure, Starlink can deliver high-speed broadband Internet to hard-to-reach places.
All you have to do to get a connection is set up a small satellite dish at your home to receive the signal and pass the bandwidth to your router. The company offers many options for terraces, yards, and the exterior of your home. There’s even a Starlink app for Android and iOS to help customers choose a location and position for their receiver. Starlink’s service is currently only available in the US, Canada, and select regions.
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Advantages of Starlink:-
- It is being discussed more because it is expected to get excellent speed. According to the information, the speed of Starlink can be up to 150mbps, which is a very fast speed. That’s why the internet will run fast and everything will open easily.
- Through this, the internet can be reached even in such a place where there is a lot of difficulty in reaching the internet. Especially it will be successful in such a place where internet cable cannot be delivered due to geographical location.
- Unlimited data will be provided by Starlink.
- It will be easy to get its connection.
- Due to Starlink, people in rural areas of India will also get internet facilities, that too with high speed.
Disadvantages of Starlink :
While there are advantages of Starlink on one side, there are also some disadvantages of Starlink.
- It is yet to be launched. That’s why it costs more. That’s why it is not possible for everyone to take its service.
- At present, it is not providing its facilities at all places. • It has not yet been launched in India as well.
- Right now it is not working properly because it is facing many problems in working.
Starlink internet speed Its booking has been started by SpaceX’s parent company Starlink in the same year, under which the Indian customer was required to deposit ₹ 7500.
As a package, the company will provide a dish satellite, a receiver, and some other equipment to the user. It is being said that through Starlink, the user will get a speed of 100 to 150 Mbps in the starting. However, when the Starlink satellite will be placed in the Low Earth Orbit, its speed will start getting in Gbps instead of Mbps.
Availability of Starlink:-
So far the facility of Starlink has reached only a few countries of the world. However, it will be expanded further and it will be launched in more and more countries of the world.
The countries where Star Link has been able to reach include the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and Portugal.
Going forward, Starlink will now launch its service in Italy, Poland, Spain, India, and other countries as well.
What will be the future of Starlink?
According to SpaceX, in the coming years, the speed of Starlink will be around 250 to 300mbps, which is considered a good internet speed. Apart from this, the company also says that within 2 to 5 years, the company will reach most of the countries of the world and will start providing its internet service.
Apart from this, the company is also constantly working on making Starlink cheaper so that more and more people can connect with it and take advantage of its service. The company has claimed that in countries whose GDP is low, it will provide Starlink service at a lower cost than other countries.
Starlink will soon launch in India.
Tesla and SpaceX and Twitter chief Elon Musk is very keen on bringing Starlink to India. During the recent US visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Musk expressed his enthusiasm to bring SpaceX’s revolutionary satellite internet conglomerate, Starlink, to India in a meeting with PM Modi.
This can make high-speed internet possible in rural India. Underscored the importance of Starlink in providing reliable and high-speed internet access to remote and under-served areas across the country. In this meeting, Musk also praised PM Modi for his determination to take the right steps for India’s development.
Elon Musk said that very soon he will go to India. Musk firmly believes that Starlink’s latest technology can be incredibly helpful in bridging the digital divide and opening up new opportunities for countless individuals and communities in India.
Japan’s Defense is still on its trial. Due to security reasons, Japan’s Defense has not announced anything yet. Because when Ukraine’s internet collapsed in the war between Russia and Ukraine, Starlink only supported it. This is why Japan is taking Starlink as a trial.