SpaceX has announced that its satellite Internet service, Starlink, is now available in 32 countries. The company shared an availability map for Starlink, marking the countries under ‘Available’, ‘Waiting List’ and ‘Coming Soon’ sections. Countries mainly in Europe and North America come under ‘Available’. Furthermore, the company claims that in these regions, Starlink is ready to ship immediately. On the other hand, all Africa and most of the South American countries are marked to receive Starlink soon. The countries of South and Southeast Asia also come under ‘Coming Soon’ for now.
the announcement was Make Through SpaceXOfficial Twitter handle of. As mentioned earlier, Starlink will now be distributed instantly to a total of 32 countries around the world. SpaceX is expected to expand Starlink’s availability to more countries, including India. availability map No timeline is shown for the countries where Starlink will be launched at a later stage, however, it is expected to launch in 2023.
Before that, SpaceX had planned To deploy its Starlink network in India and provide full coverage by the end of 2021. meant to be target To provide high-speed internet access in rural Lok Sabha constituencies of the country to remote areas where it may be difficult to establish a wired broadband internet connection. The company would have utilized 80 percent of the Starlink terminals shipped to India for rural areas. SpaceX had an ambition to set up 200,000 terminals in India by the end of 2022.
However, it failed to apply for a commercial license to provide broadband and other connections in India by the end of 2021. Subsequently, SpaceX was directed by the Department of Telecommunications to issue a refund 5,000 for pre-orders that the company had already received from customers in India. In an email sent to its customers in India, SpaceX noted that the company would have to resolve “many issues” to be licensed in India. It also failed to share a timeline as to when Starlink might eventually become available in the country.