Update

Starlink satellite internet service may soon be launched in India

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, revealed his plan to install Starlink satellite internet in India on Twitter. Starlink is a SpaceX program that uses a constellation of satellites to offer Internet access.

The first two satellites were founded in February 2018.Presently the residents of around 14 countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States can enjoy Starlink’s Satellite service.

Now, it seems that the Indian residents will also soon enjoy using the internet via the Starlink satellite.Currently, the satellite service offered by Starlink is being tested in these above countries. During this testing period, the users can simply download media files in the 50 to 150 Mbps speed range.

These satellites are 60 times closer to Earth as compared to traditional satellites due to using Low Earth Orbit technology which is why they offer low latency connectivity.

The information was shared when Elon Musk was questioned on Twitter by OnsetDigital (@Tryonset) when Starlink’s services would be available in India. “Just going through the governmental approval process,” Elon replied.

This indicates that the company’s intention to bring Starlink to India seems to be in the process. Users will be able to access the internet via SpaceX’s network of mini-satellites.

Although, no confirmation has been made by the company yet when this service will be offered in India or how long the approval process would entail. A user will get a dish, Wi-Fi router, power supply, cables, and a mounting tripod with the Starlink satellite.

Apart from that, to browse the internet at a good speed a user requires to install the satellite dish on an open roof, although if you’re new to install a dish then you don’t need to worry as the company also have an iOS or Android app that will help you to guide in installing and monitoring the satellite properly.

Riya

Riya is a technology enthusiast and an avid researcher. She writes about consumer tech, hacking, and technology consumer issues at TheDigitalHacker.
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