Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet, will begin offering services in Argentina at the end of the year and it is already possible to reserve it, as announced on its website.
It is an ultra-fast connection that doubles the speed of the fiber optic services that currently operate.
What is Starlink, Elon Musk’s in Argentina
Starlink is a company that was born as a SpaceX project and its main goal is to provide a broadband internet service, low latency and global coverage at low cost, in order to be “accessible” from anywhere in the world.
It is regulated by a constellation of 1,700 low-orbiting satellites, known as Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which work in conjunction with ground-based transceivers, located closer to Earth.
With a launch date scheduled in the country for December, through its website, the company indicated that its availability “is subject to regulatory approval” and that “orders will be completed on a first-come, first-served basis in each coverage area.”
How Much Does it Cost to Contract Starlink in Argentina?
According to official information, the price to make the reservation is US$99.
In addition, you will have to pay US$499 for the installation kit, which includes a tripod, a Wi-Fi router and a terminal to connect to the satellites.
What is Starlink’s Internet Speed?
The company had initially promised a download speed of between 50 and 150 Mbps; but in some places it is exceeding user expectations with speeds of more than 160 Mbps.
According to speed test provider Ookla, this is 95% more than other companies in the industry in the US.
In Canada, on the other hand, speeds of 300 Mbps and in some cases up to 400 Mbps were reported.
To take a dimension of how fast the Starlink internet is, the average speed of the connection in Argentina can be used as an example: according to data from the Argentine Internet Chamber, 51% of local users browse at 20 Mbps and the average of the national scale hovers around 40 Mbps.