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Musk: Starlink now covers 32 countries on four continents

via:网易科技     time:2022/5/14 15:02:12     readed:23

Friday local time, Elon & Middot; Elon Musk's space company SpaceX has announced its satellite Internet service. Star chain & throughout; It is now available in 32 countries on four continents.


At the same time, SpaceX said orders for user terminals are available. Immediately & throughout; Before, customers had to wait months to receive the equipment.

SpaceX shared a screenshot on Twitter showing the service's reach, which includes Europe, most of North America, South America, and parts of Australia and New Zealand. Available locale ” . Much of the rest of the world, including the entire African continent, is expected to be covered by 2023.

SpaceX's map shows a map that is labeled &LDquo; available” (light blue), “ waiting list” (medium blue) and “ coming soon” (dark blue). Full coverage is possible up to 60 degrees north latitude, but service is still provided by country.

Starlink's Internet service is available in seven more countries than it was available in 25 earlier this year. In April, media reported that most of Starlink's users are in North America, with the rest in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

SpaceX is mainly targeting remote areas that can't be connected to the Internet any other way. As of the fourth quarter of 2021, the company's average download speed in the U.S. was 104.97Mbps and upload speed was 12.04Mbps, nearly matching solidified Internet speeds in the U.S. Theoretically, speeds will continue to improve as more satellites and ground stations are added to SpaceS.

The new Starlink Order starter kit, which includes a satellite dish, stand, power supply and WiFi router, costs $599 upfront after the price increase began in March. Monthly Internet service costs $110, up from $99. Users can now also add a portable feature that lets them carry the kit while traveling for an additional $25 a month.

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