SpaceX has announced that its satellite internet service, Starlink, is now available in 32 countries. The company took to Twitter to announce availability details. Interestingly, SpaceX said people who place an order will receive their Starlink service “immediately.”
Over the past few months, Starlink has faced major problems providing its services in large parts of the world. Customers have complained about shipping delays and extended wait times. It now appears that Elon Musk’s space company is working hard to address these issues.
Starlink shared a map on Twitter showing service availability around the world. The map shows that the service will be available in most parts of Europe and North America. The map also showed parts of South America, Australia and New Zealand would have immediate access to the service.
The immediate availability list does not include India, but the country is marked in blue “coming soon” color.
The company previously said Starlink service would be available in 25 countries, but that list has now been expanded to 32 countries. It’s great to see that SpaceX is shipping its dishes to customers right away. This is great news, as until now consumers have been constantly complaining about waiting months to access the service.
Starlink in India
India was initially seen as one of the key markets for Starlink. It even started pre-orders for users in India last year. However, this was halted in November following a government notification, which warned Starlink to obtain a license for its services before starting bookings.
Following the government’s warning, Starlink began refunding customers who pre-ordered Starlink’s services. The company claimed to have received more than 5,000 pre-orders in the country.
Later, in January 2022, Sanjay Bhargava, the Indian head of Starlink, left the company.
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