IT House May 22 news, SpaceX's Starlink satellite Internet service has achieved another stage of speed measurement results. Today's results show that the service has a download speed of 301 Mbps, making it one of the fastest broadband services available today, but there is still a lot of room for improvement in latency.
Starlink is a small satellite Internet constellation in low earth orbit designed to provide global Internet coverage for areas of low to medium population density. Musk said last year that its speed would double to 300Mb/s and the delay time would gradually drop to about 20ms. He declared that Starlink would cover the entire planet in 2022, followed by an increase in scope.
For now, globally, Starlink exceeds the nominal broadband download speed in most of the regions in which it operates, but the upload speed is grossly unequal and the latency is extremely high.
It is reported that a Reddit user shared the above network speed test results. @DullKn1fe claimed he tested in the wee hours of the morning, and that his Starlink was able to deliver 301 Mbps download speeds. DullKn1fe added that he lives in rural Wisconsin in the northeastern United States, which is sparsely populated and has no other users in his area.
Ookla measured Starlink's median download speed in the U.S. at 105 Mbps in the fourth quarter of last year. Ookla notes that the fastest median download speed achieved by Starlink Internet service was in Miami-Date County, Florida, at 191Mbps. The slowest is 64.95Mbps in Columbia County, Oregon.
A German Starlink user reported that his service had successfully reached a download speed of 250 Mbps and an upload speed of 30 Mbps, and European users said that the test was carried out in a generally slower time of day.
IT House learned that another German user reported a download speed of 560 Mbps last May, but it seemed to be a flash in the pan.