Quick Answer: What Will Starlink Offer?

Customers in the northern half of the US and Canada may be able to sign up for Starlink by late 2020.

Starlink will be poised to offer internet service to most of the world by sometime in 2021..

Elon Musk recently revealed details about how people will access StarLink. It will be incredibly simple, and it will enable access to the relatively free global internet from anywhere on the planet. Starlink Terminal has motors to self-adjust optimal angle to view sky.

SpaceX has yet to announce any concrete Starlink internet plans or prices, but it’s likely they’ll offer at least one unlimited plan, if not go entirely unlimited like Viasat. … Since Starlink won’t be available for a number of months, it’s still wise to check out the satellite internet plans in your area.

The phased antenna arrays Starlink uses should be largely unaffected by this sort of thing. … They steer radio beams by shifting timing through each antenna. This is all done electronically and has an instantanious response.

It is an ambitious project that is also made with an idea to get some funding for BFR (mars missions). And the internet speed they are claiming is around 1Gbps, not bad as it is still 10 times faster than 4G LTE (100 Mbps) but very less as compared to 5G. It is a definite upgrade than anything we are currently using.

Right now, the earliest date is mid-2020 in the US and Canada. You can get a head start and sign up to be a beta tester when Starlink becomes available in your area.

I’m not an mmo gamer, so I can’t tell you if this is outstanding or awful, but latency will be around 30ms. Musk has said initial results with Tintin A and B (their Starlink test sats) have been good enough for fast-response shooters, for what it’s worth. …

The satellite network is an ambitious endeavor. As SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell has previously said, “it will cost the company about $10 billion or more” to build the Starlink network.

The Starlink customer antenna is about the size of a pizza box, so you won’t be able to carry it everywhere you would bring a cell phone. At most, Starlink would compete with portable cellular-to-WiFi hot spots. No. Starlink will require a big base station.

Starlink will make 5G affordable, as if there was no Starlink then the 5g providers couldn’t use the present satellite networks due to higher ping. So they would’ve to improve current net infrastructure & optimize it. Starlink might reinforce 5G and Vice Versa.

Starlink is intended for about the 3% “hardest to reach customers” for telecommunications companies, in rural areas where “5G is really not well-suited,” Musk said. SpaceX intends Starlink to have a high-speed connection for any users, with latency below 20 milliseconds.

In the last few decades the idea of replacing cell towers with satellite technology did not make business sense. … Fast forward to 2020 and there are plans in place to replace the need for cell towers with low orbit satellites. In May of last year SpaceX launched 60 of a planned 12,000 Starlink satellites into low orbit.

Starlink ultimately aims to provide low-cost, high speed broadband connectivity to customers globally, with the specific goal of offering service to customers who don’t currently have reliable or quality access due to their remote location.