- Tram Ho
SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, said on Twitter yesterday Feb. 22 that his company’s satellite internet service, Starlink, will provide speeds of nearly 300 Mbps by the end of 2021. That’s twice as fast. compared with current promotional messages, and it would represent a significant step forward in providing high speed Internet service to underserved regions around the globe.
The aforementioned tweet replies to a customer when they post their home speed test results using a newly installed Starlink connection.
Latency, a measure of how long a user’s internet signal travels into space and returns, will also drop to around 20ms this year, Musk added. In the speed test screenshots, the system latency was 34 and 44ms, respectively, while the Starlink website said it expected a lag between 20 and 40ms during the test.
That would be the validation of the company’s strategy of launching its satellites into low Earth orbit, which would reduce the distance those signals need to travel. That strategy also worries astronomers about obstacles to vision into the night sky. In response, SpaceX is trying to solve the problem with updates to its satellite design.
However, everyone knows that Elon Musk’s promises for the future should be considered with caution, especially if they are about timelines. However, this also shows that SpaceX is looking to speed up Starlink and it can keep up with the wired internet speed most users on Earth are using.
Source : Genk