The average download speed of the Internet on the global Starlink network has exceeded 150 Mbps. This is evidenced by data on Starlink Statuspage, which compiles results from more than seventy users from different regions.
SpaceX is currently beta testing Starlink in 12 countries and concurrent subscribers by the end of June reached almost 70,000 people. Although the Starlink Statuspage example is quite small, it allows you to compare Starlink speeds in different parts of the world.
Interestingly, the speed indicators in the European Union are even better than in the United States – 176.2 Mbps with 33.76 pings and 140.7 Mbps with 50.9 s ping. In the future, SpaceX Hoping to achieve a reduction in average ping below 20ms… If we talk about the maximum and minimum speeds, then for Europe they amounted to 422 Mbit / s and 2.2 Mbit / s, respectively. Meanwhile, SpaceX plans to increase download speed in the long run. up to an impressive 10 Gbps. Pings are also lower in Europe: the maximum is 365ms versus 985ms and the minimum is 18ms versus 11ms.
The highest Starlink speeds were seen in Australia. SpaceX has so far installed 13 Starlink ground stations in the country, and the higher speeds are likely associated with fewer people per ground station than in the US or Europe.
For comparison, with fixed broadband access in Ukraine, the average download speed is 43 Mbps, the average upload speed is 38 Mbps, and the average latency is 35 ms (data from the nPerf study at the end of 2020). If we talk about mobile Internet, then the average download speed varies from 21.17 Mbps (Vodafone) to 13.73 Mbps (Lifecell), uploads – 7.41-9.61 Mbps, and delays – from 51.6 to 57.05 ms, depending on the operator (data from nPerf study at the end of 2020).
In July, SpaceX completed the deployment of about a third of its Phase 1 Starlink satellites (more than 1700 satellites in orbit) and is currently continuing to build ground station infrastructure to connect as many users as possible. Earlier, Elon Musk bet that Starlink will add 500,000 new subscribers in the next 12 months (he said in May that the number of applications for Starlink connection exceeded 500 thousand).
The Starlink network, which currently has more than 1700 satellites, will cover the entire Earth, excluding the polar regions, as early as August.
At the recent Mobile World Congress 2021 conference, SpaceX president Elon Musk shared his plans for the development of the Starlink global satellite Internet system. We have conveyed the main points of the speech, we have mentioned the important details that were known before in our previous note.
Global coverage in August, 500k new Starlink subscribers throughout the year and $20-30 billion investment – Elon Musk talked about the development of SpaceX satellite Internet