Billionaire and head of auto company EV Tesla said in a recent tweet that internet speed will double to 300 Mbps by the end of this year.
It should be noted that beta testing of Starlink’s satellite broadband services is already underway in the US market with data speeds of up to 150 Mbps. In addition, to access the services, users need the Starlink kit comprising a user terminal, a router and a mounting tripod.
The company plans to launch 12,000 Starlink satellites and has already placed more than 1,000 in space.
SpaceX joins Hughes India, a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, and OneWeb, backed by Bharti, which is considering India’s satellite internet service market to provide connectivity to remote areas.
Hughes, for example, has already partnered with ISRO to provide internet connectivity to 5,000 villages in eastern Ladakh, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh via communications satellites from ISRO GSAT-19 and GSAT-11.
OneWeb, meanwhile, is expected to start providing satellite internet services in 2022.