By Lavender Baj
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink says its satellites will be able to provide continuous global internet coverage as soon as September 2021, but will still need to seek regulatory approvals before being able to actually provide the service, Reuters reports.
“We’ve successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, so that should be like September timeframe,” Starlink president Gwynne Shotwel said.
“But then we have regulatory work to go into every country and get approved to provide telecoms services.”
If Musk’s own assertions about the service are to be believed, this could mean users could experience speeds of up to 300mb/s from as early as September.
“Speed will double to ~300Mb/s & latency will drop to ~20ms later this year,” Musk said earlier this year.
The news comes after Starlink received more than half a million preorders for its highly-anticipated internet service back in May.Continue reading… “Elon Musk’s Starlink Reckons It Can Bring Fast Internet To The Whole World By September”