Starlink will finish testing in October
Starlink will finish testing in October

SpaceX company CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter: The company's Starlink satellite internet will end next month, theoretically allowing faster-than-usual service in more countries.

Two months ago, Musk went on a date with Musk at the Mobile World Congress. At the time, he also said he expected the service to reach more than 500,000 users within 12 months.

The Starlink system uses a constellation of about 12,000 satellites in low Earth orbit. Send continuous high speed internet service.

The ground station costs $499 and the monthly service fee is $99. Public beta testing will begin in October 2020.

Musk said in August that SpaceX had shipped 100,000 Starlink ground stations to users in 14 countries, including satellite antennas and network routers.

Starlink Beta won't be long

When the beta expires, more countries/regions will be able to use Starlink, and this number is expected to rise to 100,000, although it's hard to know when it will hit the 500,000 mark as Musk predicted.

Starlink Internet service plans are sold to consumers and other customers in rural areas around the world. It offers download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s.

The company's goal is to achieve full coverage by September. So far, the beta is mainly limited to North America and parts of Europe. With the notable exceptions of Australia, Chile and New Zealand.

The expansion planned so far has been limited to Mexico and Japan. However, SpaceX has registered subsidiaries in countries such as the Philippines and South Africa.

However, satellite services are far from new. However, Starlink's high bandwidth and low latency can help bridge the gap between rural and developing countries, where traditional Internet access is either unavailable or too slow to be practical.

It is also worth noting that Musk is often very optimistic when setting the deadline for the release of the company's products. Tesla customers waiting for the so-called fully automated process can attest.

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