Starlink satellite Internet speed test in Ukraine: Surprising results

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At a time when the war between Russia and Ukraine is escalating, which may affect Ukraine’s telecommunications infrastructure, billionaire Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite Internet service is a valuable salvation for the people of this country. this. However, what will the actual usage experience be like? Recently, Oleg Kutkov, a user currently residing in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, posted a video of Starlink’s speed test with the Speedtest.net tool.

Through the video, it can be seen that Starlink has reached a download speed of 200Mbps. This is an extremely impressive number, surpassing many Internet systems via traditional cables. Upload speed is close to 14Mbps, but that is more than enough for basic Internet access needs of users.

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Starlink’s 75ms ping is quite high compared to traditional Internet services, but Oleg Kutkov still feels completely satisfied with the quality of service. However, it should be said that he only considers Starlink as a backup connection method, when fiber optic and mobile networks are still operating in Kyiv.

“It’s unbelievable. Many people have commented on the ping delay. But don’t forget that this is a satellite connection operating in sub-optimal conditions. Starlink is just a backup channel for me, and I don’t. There’s nothing to complain about. Right now the fiber optic network is fast and cheap, as well as the LTE network is still working here.” , Oleg wrote on Twitter.

On February 27, just 3 days after the clash between Russia and Ukraine began, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov asked Elon Musk to provide Starlink satellite Internet service in this country. Immediately, the head of SpaceX confirmed the activation of Starlink in Ukraine with the deployment of more terminals.

A few days later, Mykhailo Fedorov himself posted an image showing a truck full of Starlink satellite receiver sets with the message “Starlink is here. Thank you Elon Musk” . Elon Musk replied “Nothing” .

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However, recently, Elon Musk warned Starlink users in Ukraine that this service could be the target of attack. “Starlink is the only non-Russian telecommunications service that is still operating in some parts of Ukraine, so the possibility of it being hacked is very high. Please use it with caution,” Elon Musk wrote. on Twitter.

Elon Musk recommends that Starlink users in Ukraine should only use it when absolutely necessary and place the satellite dish far away from other people’s living areas. In addition, the Starlink receiver pan should also be camouflaged to avoid detection. According to Reuters , the warning was made by the boss of SpaceX after John Scott-Railton, a researcher at the University of Toronto, said Russia could use Starlink’s transmission in Ukraine as a signal for air strikes. .

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Source : Genk