Starlink begins its testing phase in the United Kingdom and Canada and is already planning its expansion in Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries
Elon musk continues to expand its services and began the testing phase in the United Kingdom and Canada of its wireless Internet called Starlink. This service has been in the United States for a few months now.
Although the company is still in beta phase Spacex It has started its expansion phase and seeks to reach more places this year such as Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries.
After putting hundreds of Elon Musk satellites is closer to being able to carry Internet to every corner of the planet. Starlink offers a high speed connection.
CNBC reported that Spacex already registered subsidiaries of your internet company in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Spain. However, it remains to be seen how it develops in the United Kingdom and Canada.
According to the company the objective of Starlink is to be able to reach those places where there is no access to fiber optic or cable connectivity. In this way the internet company promises to keep its users connected no matter where they are.
Starlink is already in its testing phase
For now it is unknown when it will land in more places. But it should be noted that in October 2020 some users in the United States had access to the service in its beta phase called “Better than nothing beta” (Better than nothing beta).
At that time it was revealed that the Internet of Starlink it would cost $ 99 a month, around 2,000 pesos. Users had to acquire an initial charge of $ 499, about 10,000 pesos, for a starter kit with the necessary equipment to connect: a terminal, a tripod and a Wi-Fi router.
The company stressed that the installation does not require the service of a technician. Since it has a series of motors that automatically orient its position to get the best angle and direct the antenna.
Starlink promises broadband data speeds of 50 megabits per second at 150 Mb / s with 20 milliseconds at 40 ms latency as the system is established and upgraded.
How the Starlink project started
The first satellites for the internet Starlink were launched in 2018 and the project currently has a constellation of about a thousand satellites in orbit, which could reach 42 thousand in the future.
The company of Elon musk promises that the system could offer speeds of up to 175 Mbps. Even in extreme weather conditions such as high speed winds, snow and sub-zero temperatures, its antenna has a system capable of melting snow.