By Tech Desk : dhakamirror.com
Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, is expected to launch in Bangladesh in 2023, according to Starlink’s website, which is currently accepting pre-orders from Bangladesh.
As per an official tweet by SpaceX, Musk’s spacecraft company and Starlink manufacturer, the broadband service is now accessible in 32 countries, including select regions of the United States, Mexico, Germany, France and Spain.
Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are some of the countries marked as “coming soon”.
According to the map posted by Starlink, countries marked ‘available’ will receive their Starlink installation package immediately. The map also has areas marked ‘wait list’ and ‘coming soon’.
When entering Bangladesh as a pre-order service address on Starlink’s official website, the website brings up a deposit fee of $99, with a message saying that Starlink expects to expand service in the area in 2023.
It also includes the disclaimer that availability is subject to regulatory approval and that orders within any coverage area will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
What is Starlink?
Starlink is a division of SpaceX that aims to provide high-speed, low-latency internet around the world. According to reports, Starlink services are especially effective in remote areas and places with little internet access.
Starlink utilises overhead satellites to boost internet connections. With the purchase of a Starlink subscription, the user will be given a satellite dish and a router. The user can then set up the devices at home to receive signals from space.
The dish can be installed on rooftops or in the backyard, and the router just needs to be connected to it. The setup of a Starlink home system is designed to be as simple as possible, with an Android and iOS Starlink app that can help users find the right location to mount the satellite dish.
According to SpaceX, Starlink is currently providing about 150 Mbps download speed and 20 Mbps upload speed with latency below 30 ms. Musk claims that when additional satellites are launched, the download speed should double to about 300 Mbps.
In May 2019, the first 60 Starlink satellites were launched into orbit. Since then, more than 2,000 Starlink satellites have been launched and the global broadband service is now available in 32 countries. If Starlink’s claims are true, Bangladesh could receive their service as early as next year.
– Input from cafe-madrid.com was used in this article