Elon Musk’s Starlink internet will go live in rural India by December 2022

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet connection could soon be operational in India for ten rural Lok Sabha constituencies.


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This was done through his country director for Starlink India, Sanjay Bhargava LinkedIn Post. In the post, he revealed how SpaceX plans to focus on ten rural Lok Sabha constituencies for 80 percent of the terminals shipped to India.

The company is also expected to meet with lawmakers and ministers to introduce 100 percent broadband connectivity and how it could improve the lives of the nation’s citizens.

Bhargava stated, “In October, I will also be very interested in having 30 minute virtual conversations with MPs, ministers, government secretaries or chief secretaries of states to see if they think 100% broadband is life would improve. “

He added, “We will likely focus on ten rural Lok Sabha constituencies for 80% of the Starlink terminals shipped to India. The number of pre-orders from rural constituencies will be a factor in helping us select priority constituencies. “

Bhargava became part of Starlink’s India division last week. The satellite internet company, which made its first launch in 2018, has launched over 1,600 satellites into lower earth orbit that promise to provide high-speed internet connections in areas not connected to wired or wireless internet.

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At the time of this writing, Starlink is only available in the US, Canada, Australia, Chile, UK, and Portugal as part of the beta test. It did, however, allow Indians register for the beta test when the satellite internet hit India.

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In another post Bhargava emphasized a few days ago that Starlink wants to have 200,000 terminals active in India by December 2022, with over 5,000 terminals already being pre-ordered in the country.

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The terminals are supplied with a dish that connects wirelessly to the satellites in the LEO (Lower Earth Orbit). The internet connection in the beta runs offers a latency of between 20 and 40 milliseconds and internet speeds of 50 to 150Mbps.

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