Eyeing profitable business expansion for its satellite internet services in gigantic liberalized market, Starlink has applied for licenses from our DoT (Department of Telecommunications) in India.
- Welcome hint from Elon Musk about possible launch of Starlink Internet services in India,
- Company SpaceX has been asked to file application for license before it set out to any such service,
- To order Starlink Satellite internet services, visit their website and pay the amount of $99, which is refundable
Pretoria born SpaceX CEO Elon Musk set the spirits alight when he declared about the possible launch of internet service venture on Indian shores. His plans are ripened and roadmap of operations is well-documented, as they wait for regulatory approval.
On twitter, which is Mr. Musk’s favourite escape from offline world, he was intrigued by a zealous user Tryonset as “Dear Elon you when are launching Starlink services in India…? We and our existing customers are waiting for wireless internet services”.
Mr. Musk obliged, “Just figuring out the regulatory approval process”.
In reply, he simply echoed what Gwynne Shotwell (company president) revealed earlier. That is, the company had put-out 1800 satellites which would enable Starlink with a worldwide network by September 2021, as such get to their respective functional orbits.
In her words, “But then we have regulatory work to go into every country and get approved to provide telecom services”.
SpaceX was directed by DoT in India to seek licenses before they unroll any service of this nature here. An insider enlightened media, ”DoT has no objections to SpaceX offering the Starlink satellite internet service in India. But it must comply with the laws of the land and seek an appropriate license and other authorizations before offering the service to Indian consumers”.
As of now, beta service cover is extended by Starlink in 14 countries that takes Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Europe in its fold.
The company’s ultimate goal is place around 42000 Starlink satellites in orbit by mid 2027. At present, Starlink is in beta form in coverage areas, where speed remains in the range of 50 Mbps to 150 Mbps, while no data about its download speed is available. Grandly, latency of 20 ms to 40 ms is also asserts by them.
Further, Mr. Musk rejoiced at bulk preorders received from 500,000 would-be subscribers who want to experience his internet service and he is pretty hopeful of meeting the demand. He also thinks that Starlink would step-out of its beta version this year.
We can simply check the network availability in our area on their website and need to deposit $99 which is refundable, but no guarantee to the service so far. There are reports that once service is unlocked across the world, it can pick up the speed of upto 209.17 megabits per second.
As for now, Starlink satellite is said to be at par with the speed of broadband. Ookla speed test uncovered a report stating its speed has been refined massively and it now stands closer to the speed wired broadband generally offers.
Clearly readers, competition should be encouraged in every field as only the prime services would be preferred by consumers like us which would eventually rounded off to mutual growth to all of us.