Starlink will end the beta phase in October

The satellite network of the SpaceX division would complete the testing phase in a month, according to Elon Musk

Starlink, the Internet satellite network of the SpaceX division, will exit the beta phase in which it is currently expected next month, as indicated by the CEO himself, Elon Musk.

Starlink offers early access to its Internet service based on a network of interconnected satellites with the “Better than Nothing Beta” program. During testing, users can experience variable data rates from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latencies from 20ms to 40ms, as reported on their website.

This service is focused on rural areas, where the Internet connection via fiber or cable does not reach or is insufficient, and currently has more than 1,700 satellites in orbit, as reported in May.

The beta program began in October 2020, and since February the company began to extend the previous registration, also in Spain. Now, Musk, in response to a Twitter user, indicated that the beta phase will end “next month.”

Starlink requires the installation kit (a user terminal, a “WiFi router” and an antenna with which to connect to the satellite network).

K. Tovar

Source: 20bits

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