SpaceX has announced that its satellite internet service, Starlink, is now available in 32 countries. The company took to Twitter to announce the availability details. Interestingly, SpaceX said people who place an order will get their Starlink service shipped “immediately”.
Over the past few months, Starlink has been facing major issues delivering its services to major parts of the world. Customers have been complaining about shipment delays and extended wait periods. It now looks like Elon Musk’s space company is rigorously working towards resolving these issues.
Starlink shared on Twitter a map showing the service’s availability across the globe. The map shows that the service will be available across most parts of Europe and North America. The map also showed that parts of South America, Australia, and New Zealand would get immediate access to the service.
The immediate availability list doesn’t include India but the country is marked in the “coming soon” blue colour.
The company previously said Starlink service will be available in 25 countries but that list has been expanded to 32 countries now. It is great to see that SpaceX is shipping its dishes to customers immediately. This comes as great news, as consumers until now have been constantly complaining about waiting for months to get access to the service.
Starlink in India
India was initially considered to be one of the key markets for Starlink. It even started pre-orders for users in India last year. However, that was paused in November following a government notification, which warned Starlink to obtain a license for its services before starting bookings.
Following the government warning, Starlink started issuing refunds to customers who pre-ordered Starlink’s services. The company claimed that it received more than 5,000 pre-orders in the country.
Later, in January 2022, Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink’s India Head, quit the company.
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