StarLink has just announced a news that will not fail to excite all those who are directly or indirectly interested in its service: Elon Musk has indeed indicated that he intends to overtake the speeds offered to its subscribers this year.
StarLink, as you may know, aims to bring very high speed to all regions of the world by relying on a constellation that will eventually include no less than 40,000 satellites.
For now, the company is still far from its objectives. only 1,000 satellites in orbit. That did not prevent her from launching a beta in the United States, however, then in the United Kingdom .
StarLink is going to step up a gear (for real)
And now, while StarLink is at the gates of France , Elon Musk intends to speed up superior. It is.
Currently, beta testers retained by StarLink can achieve a maximum download speed of between 100 and 150 Mbps. At least on paper. In Canada, for example, some testers reported reaching 200 Mbps in some cases. Pretty promising, isn't it?
Sure, but it's still not enough for Elon Musk. Even though his company has just proceeded at the launch60 more satellites , the strongman of SpaceX, Tesla and StarLink has therefore announced that he intends to further push the limits of his network and thus double the maximum speed of his network. To achieve, therefore, a theoretical peak speed set at 300 Mbps. All with a latency of less than 20 ms.
A global launch by 2022?
But this is not the most interesting. Still according to his statements, each person in the world with an access kit will be able to access StarLink before the year 2022. In other words, if Elon Musk manages to meet his deadlines, then the service will be available internationally. within a year and a half maximum.
Be careful, however, because this does not mean that everyone living on this planet will be able to reach the 300 Mbps mentioned above. The speeds offered by StarLink will vary from one zone to another. Currently in the UK 100-150 Mbps is not aso achieved only in large urban areas. In rural counties, it turns rather, around 70 or 80 Mbps. For its part, StarLink promises speeds of between 50 and 150 Mps depending on where you are.