Earlier this year, one Nairametrics report revealed that Elon Musk’s satellite network, Starlink, will most likely be able to provide broadband internet worldwide by August.
Two months later, one of Elon Musk’s tweets disclosed that the company’s Starlink satellite internet network would come out of its open beta phase in October.
It seems like SpaceX had shipped 100,000 Starlink terminals as of late August and that number will most likely increase as days go by.
The company hopes that high bandwidth and low latency could fill the gap for broadband internet in rural areas or countries where internet access is still unavailable.
Moreover, Musk said that the company is set to launch a new version of Starlink’s satellites with inter-satellite laser links to help them reach even polar areas by next year:
“We’re getting close to launching satellite 1.5, which has laser inter-satellite links, and that’ll be used especially for continuous connectivity over the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Next year we’ll start launching version two of our satellite, which will be significantly more capable”.