SpaceX has announced that its satellite internet service Starlink is now available in 32 countries. The company shared the availability map for Starlink, recalling countries under the ‘Available’, ‘Weightlist’ and ‘Coming Soon’ categories. Countries mainly in Europe and North America fall under ‘availability’. Furthermore, in these areas, the company stated that StarLink is ready to ship immediately. On the other hand, all African and most South American countries will soon be recognized for adopting Starlink. South and Southeast Asian countries are also currently under the ‘Coming Soon’.
The statement said Did Via SpaceX’s official Twitter handle. As mentioned earlier, Starlink now has immediate distribution in all 32 countries worldwide. SpaceX is expected to expand StarLink availability to more countries, including India. The Availability map Starlink does not show any timelines for countries to launch in the next phase, however, it is expected to launch sometime in 2023.
Earlier, SpaceX had planned to expand its StarLink network in India and provide full coverage by the end of 2021. Its aim is to target rural Lok Sabha constituencies in the country to provide high-speed internet access in remote areas with wired broadband internet connections. Hard to set up. About 80 per cent of the StarLink terminal shipped to India is used by the company for rural areas. SpaceX aims to have 200,000 terminals installed in India by the end of 2022.
However, it failed to apply for a commercial license to provide broadband and other connections in India by the end of 2021. Following this, the company ordered SpaceX through the Department of Telecom to issue refunds for the 5,000 pre-orders it had already received. From customers in India. In emails sent to its customers in India, SpaceX stated that the company had to solve “many problems” in order to obtain a license in India. It also failed to share a timeline for when Starlink would eventually be available in the country.
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