That includes cable and traditional satellite companies like SES and Kacific, which both delivered service to Tonga before Starlink did. “Elon Musk always
When there are high-profile internet outages, whether deliberate or accidental, tweets fly about whether the SpaceX and Tesla founder’s satellite service might offer a solution to gaps in the internet
Starlink is one of several initiatives, including Amazon’s Project Kuiper and SoftBank-backed One Web, that aims to make the internet more
Backers believe that a lower constellation of satellites can deliver faster internet than traditional, higher-orbiting geostationary satellites, and cover remote areas that
Apart from an ambitious promise by Musk to connect the unconnected, Starlink’s main use case hasn’t been clear. On the eve of its official launch in May 2019, Musk declared the system would
Musk declared the system would be a revenue driver for SpaceX, generating income to be funneled toward advanced rockets and Mars landings.
It’s a stark contrast to January this year, when a volcanic eruption shook the Pacific nation of Tonga and severed its only international internet cable.
Musk’s Starlink terminals were sent in to reconnect the country. But it wasn’t Starlink that got Tonga back online after weeks without internet.
Starlink is one of several initiatives, including Amazon’s Project Kuiper and SoftBank-backed OneWeb, that aims to make the internet more accessible
SpaceX had already been working for around six weeks to lay the foundation for commercial Starlink services in the country. For now, Starlink will be free for all
In the weeks since the Starlink service has been available in Ukraine, daily downloads of the app have surged globally, from just under 11,000 per day on February 27 to over 368,000 a month
Tonga Cable CEO Semisi Panuve told Rest of World that of the 50 Starlink terminals sent to Tonga, five have been given to each of the two local telecommunications companies,