Starlink, the satellite internet arm of Elon Musk's SpaceX, is expected to be able to provide continued global coverage around September, but will require regulatory approval after that, its president Gwynne Shotwell said Tuesday.
"We've successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we'll have continued global coverage, so it's time for September," he told the Macquarie Group technology conference via webcast. It should be like a border."
"But then we have regulatory work to go into every country and get approved to provide telecommunications services." starlinkShotwell, which has said it plans to deploy a total of 12,000 satellites at a cost of about $10 billion (about Rs 74,343.83 crore), currently offers beta services in 11 countries.
America Federal Communications Commission approved this year SpaceX's There are plans to deploy some Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit to provide high-speed broadband Internet services to people who currently lack access.