Elon Musk has revealed that the satellite internet service Starlink is now available on all seven continents.
The Starlink network is primarily intended for persons living in rural areas without access to ground-based telecommunications infrastructure. Mr Musk’s SpaceX tested one of its Starlink internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica last week, in a significant move toward placing terminals in the world’s most remote regions.
Mr Musk formally announced on Twitter on Monday, “Starlink is now active on all continents, including Antarctica.”
“Starlink internet works by delivering information via the vacuum of space, where it travels considerably quicker than through fiber-optic cable and can reach far more people and places,” according to SpaceX’s website.
“With fast speeds and latency as low as 20ms in most areas, Starlink enables video conversations, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that were previously not possible with satellite internet,” according to the website.
(source : IANS)