Tech & Science 300 megabits per second and lower latency: Elon Musk promises faster Starlink Internet

13:31  23 february  2021
13:31  23 february  2021 Source:   t3n.de

Elon Musk says Starlink's satellite internet speeds will 'double' in 2021

  Elon Musk says Starlink's satellite internet speeds will 'double' in 2021 Elon Musk said Starlink's internet speeds will double data transfer times will drop later this year. The satellite internet provider currently has over 10,000 beta users, it previously said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, updated followers on Twitter about the future of the company's Starlink satellite internet venture. On Monday, Musk responded to a tweet from a new user documenting the experience of receiving and setting up the beta router kit, which was made available worldwide earlier in February.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has promised significantly more speed for the Starlink satellite Internet via Twitter this year. The service should be available everywhere on earth by 2022 at the latest.

Starlink: Satelliten-Internet von SpaceX. © AleksandrMorrisovich / Shutterstock.com Starlink: SpaceX satellite internet.

Starlink, the satellite Internet from Elon Musk's space company SpaceX , is said to already have several thousand users worldwide. Most recently, the starting signal for the test phase was given in Germany. A first Starlink set, with which could establish a functioning connection in this country, caused a stir at the end of January. Now Musk has announced a doubling of the speed for this year via Twitter. Musk: Starlink speed still at 300 megabits per second in 2021

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 In addition to satellite internet, Elon Musk's Starlink also plans to offer cheap smartphone tariffs soon. The Starlink internet project by Elon Musk's space company SpaceX is now in the beta phase. Soon it will also be available in Germany . As if that weren't enough, the company recently applied to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for an telephone service with voice calls. The extension provides for cheaper tariffs for households with low incomes, as "The Independent" reports .

Under a tweet in which a US user had published the result of a speed test of his Starlink connection - 130 megabits per second, Musk commented that the Internet speed was around 300 megabits per second will double. The latency will decrease to around 20 milliseconds. The user's connection reached 34 or 131 milliseconds here. Incidentally, the upload speed was 24 megabits per second. The doubling of the speed and the reduction of the latency will take place "later this year", according to Musk.

Speed ​​will double to ~ 300Mb / s & latency will drop to ~ 20ms later this year

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk)

February 22, 2021 In an

further answer explained to a question of a Twitter user about the coverage Musk that "most of the world by the end of this year" could be supplied with satellite internet. The coverage should then be complete by 2022 at the latest. Musk also pointed out that mobile communications and thus mobile Internet will always be superior to satellite Internet in urban regions. The supply of Internet via satellite is best for those regions with a low to medium population density. Starlink will launch in Germany in summer 2021

Currently SpaceX has put almost 1,200 into orbit. According to SpaceX plans, a total of up to 42,000 Starlink satellites could orbit the earth in the coming years. The service could actually bring internet to the most remote places soon. But that has its price. In Germany, SpaceX calls for 99 euros per month, plus one-off costs for the set and the setup of 549 euros. In this country, the service could officially start in the summer.

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