Elon Musk’s SpaceX may start its Starlink broadband service in India from December of next year. With the arrival of this broadband service, Indian users will benefit from high speed data. The tech giant is working to expand its broadband services to rural areas. Popular speed testing app company Ookla has data showing that Starlink satellite broadband speeds are approaching and exceeding wired broadband speed averages in some countries. Also Read – Elon Musk’s Starlink Broadband India Release Schedule Bringing Forward
Starlink release date
SpaceX satellite broadband The unit aims to launch broadband service in India by December 2022 with two active lakh terminals with government approval. According to Gwynne Shotwell, president of the Musk Company, SpaceX has deployed around 1,800 satellites. Once these satellites reach their operational orbit, Starlink Internet services will provide global coverage by September 2021. Also Read – Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to Enter Indian Broadband Market with Satellite Internet Services
Starlink price in India, activation kit
During the beta phase, the company will take a deposit of $ 99 (around Rs 7,350) from each user, and users will get data at a speed of 50 to 150 megabytes per second. After activation, the Starlink kit includes Starlink, a Wi-Fi router, power supply, cables and a mounting tripod. You can download the Starlink app for iOS and Android to determine your best installation location. Also Read – PayPal Veteran Sanjay Bhargava to Join Elon Musk’s Starlink as Country Director for India
SpaceX’s satellite internet service Star link is available for pre-order in India. Currently, this service is in beta testing. You can obtain information on the availability of the service in your region through the Starlink website. According to the Starlink website, the service is currently available to a limited number of users in limited regions. Pre-orders are available in Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Tadepalligudem (Andhra Pradesh) and Indore (Madhya Pradesh). The website says âFirst come, first servedâ.
Starlink’s country manager for India, Sanjay Bhargava, said in his social media post that he had received more than 5,000 pre-orders from India for the broadband service.
The tech giant will be in direct competition with telecommunications service providers in India like Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Starlink says the service is ideally suited for areas of the world where connectivity has typically been a challenge. The company will also meet with parliamentarians, ministers and senior government officials on the importance of broadband internet connectivity in the changing life of rural areas.
In India, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) asked SpaceX to obtain the necessary licenses before offering a service. The Ministry of Telecommunications has no objection to SpaceX launching the Starlink satellite internet service in India. But it must be prepared to comply with the laws of the country before serving it to Indian consumers.