SpaceX has 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 are classified as “Available”. Additionally, the company says Starlink is ready to ship to these regions immediately. On the other hand, all of Africa and most South American countries should soon receive Starlink. South and Southeast Asian countries are also on ‘Coming Soon’.
the ad was What happened? Via the official SpaceX Twitter account. As mentioned earlier, Starlink will now be distributed instantly in a total of 32 countries around the world. SpaceX is expected to expand Starlink availability to other countries, including India. availability map Doesn’t show a timeline for countries where Starlink will be released later, although it’s expected to debut in 2023.
Previously, SpaceX planned to deploy its Starlink network in India and provide full coverage by the end of 2021. Its goal was to reach rural constituencies across the country to provide high-speed internet access in remote areas with high-speed wired internet connections. be difficult to install. The company reportedly used 80% of Starlink terminals shipped to India for rural areas. SpaceX aimed to install 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 instructed by the Ministry 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 customers in India, SpaceX noted that the company would have to resolve “many issues” to obtain a license in India. He also did not share a timeline as to when Starlink might become available in the country.