SpaceX announced that its satellite Internet service, Starlink, is now available in 32 countries. The company shared an availability map for Starlink, marking countries in the ‘Available’, ‘Waiting List’ and ‘Coming Soon’ segments. Countries mainly in Europe and North America come under ‘Available’. In addition, the company claims that Starlink is ready to ship immediately in these regions. On the other hand, all Africa and most of the South American countries are expected to receive Starlink soon. The countries of South and South East Asia are also on ‘Coming Soon’.
the ad was What happened? Via SpaceX’s official Twitter handle. As mentioned earlier, Starlink will now be distributed instantly to a total of 32 countries around the world. SpaceX is expected to expand Starlink’s availability to more countries, including India. availability map Doesn’t show a timeline for the countries where Starlink will be released later, though it is expected to debut in 2023.
Earlier, SpaceX had planned to deploy its Starlink network in India and provide full coverage by the end of 2021. Its goal was to reach out to rural constituencies in the country to provide high-speed internet access in remote areas with wired broadband internet connections. be difficult to install. The company reportedly used 80% of Starlink terminals shipped to India for rural areas. SpaceX had an ambition to set up 200,000 terminals in India by the end of 2022.
However, it did not apply for a commercial license to provide broadband and other connections in India until the end of 2021. After that, SpaceX was directed by the Department of Telecommunications to issue refunds for 5,000 pre-orders that the company had already received from customers. in India. In an email sent to its customers in India, SpaceX noted that the company would have to resolve “many issues” to be licensed in India. He also did not share a timeline as to when Starlink might become available in the country.