KARACHI, Sep 20,2022- It seems that the traditional Internet service in the world with heavy infrastructure is going to die.
Starlink, which provides Internet service through satellites, now claims to deliver high-speed Internet to any corner of the world’s seven continents through a single dish or antenna. The consumers will get rid of infrastructure like fiber and poles.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk tweeted that Starlink is now active on all seven continents, including Antarctica.
StarLink is part of Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), which aims to deliver high-speed broadband Internet to consumers via low-Earth orbit satellites.
According to the report, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has one of its Starlink Internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, one of the most remote places on Earth.
The company said in a recent filing that it has launched nearly 3,000 small satellites into Earth orbit since 2018 and has served more than 400,000 customers for Internet service.
The company says it currently has 400,000 users in 36 countries, including both home and business users.
How is it available?
According to the report, the first prototype Starlink satellite was launched into orbit in 2018. How is it available? It says that when you subscribe to Starlink, you will get a kit that includes a satellite dish and a router.
All you need to do is install a satellite dish or antenna in your home to make a connection. It receives the signal and transmits the bandwidth to your router. There is a Starlink App for that.
The kit’s antenna should be placed in a location that is high and free of obstructions such as trees, chimneys, or utility poles. Any of these obstacles can interfere with the connection and prevent you from connecting.
What is its cost?
Starlink is not cheap compared to traditional internet services. There is a $99 monthly fee for users. The cost of the dish and router used for communication is $549.
According to a report, in August, Starlink cut its subscription fee by half in view of the local market. In the Netherlands, it was reduced from 124 euros to 105 euros per month.
In the United Kingdom, it was reduced from 89 pounds to 75 pounds. In Germany, it was reduced from 100 euros to 80 euros, in Chile and Brazil it was reduced by 50%. How fast is Starlink’s internet service?
The Starlink website says that in the next several months, the data speed can be 50 to 150 megabits per second and 20 to 40 milliseconds in most places.
The Tesla Phone, also called Pi or P, has been the subject of speculations on the internet with no authentic reports of whether such a smartphone is even being launched. No credible sources have reported its existence.
It was also echoed on some websites of Pakistan that the Pi phone will come in January 2023 with a price of three hundred and sixty thousand rupees.
Last month, T-Mobile CEO Mike Siewert and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that mobile phones will be connected next year to SpaceX’s new StarLink satellites, which provide about 2 to 4 megabits per second in a given coverage area.
To provide this service, the companies will build a new network, which will be broadcast from StarLink’s satellites using T-Mobile’s mid-band spectrum across the country.
Its beta service will be launched in select regions by the end of next year.
Analysts say that the provision of Internet through satellites can solve the problem of access to remote areas of the world, deserts and mountains. It does not require large-scale infrastructure, fiber and poles. Its singles cannot be jammed or service blocked as normal radio signals can be. And it only takes 15 minutes to set up.
A recent example of this is Russia’s attack on Ukraine. After the attack, Russia tried to block Ukraine’s internet services and block their social media sites. And sent about 15 routers and routers to Ukraine.
During the war, communications were restored, the Internet continued. The Russians couldn’t find a way to shut it down. Gavin Shotwell, the president of SpaceX, said some time ago that approval would be required for the provision of the Internet service on a global scale.
He said that each country would require legal requirements for internet provision and approval for telecom services.
He further said that Starlink is planning to send 12 thousand satellites at a cost of ten billion dollars. The Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America approved the SpaceX plan to send Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit this year.
This is not a network you can connect to with your phone, but a network for your home.
What is going on in Pakistan
Earlier this year, on January 19, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a press release regarding Starlink, informing the public that Starlink, a satellite broadband provider, has decided to provide services in Pakistan. Therefore, neither has obtained any license from PTA nor has submitted any application for it.