Musk: SpaceX Starlink is expected to enter the Indian market by the middle of next year

Nov. 3 (Xinhua) — Tesla CEO and SpaceX CEO Musk said on social networks today that Starlink services are expected to enter the Indian market in the middle of next year, according tomedia reports. Musk said on the social network that SpaceX will send out thousands of invitations to test Starlink’s Internet service this week.

Musk: SpaceX Starlink is expected to enter the Indian market by the middle of next year

Immediately, a netizen asked, Starlink service when can enter the Indian market?

Mr Musk responded that Starlink services were expected to enter the Indian market by the middle of next year with regulatory approval.

Last week, SpaceX began opening Starlink’s testing service to users for $99 a month. In addition, users pay $499 for a hardware kit.

According tomedia, Starlink Internet service data transmission speed can reach 50Mbps to 150Mbps, the delay reduced to 20 to 40 milliseconds.

In January 2015, Musk announced plans for SpaceX’s satellite Internet service. SpaceX plans to launch about 12,000 communications satellites into orbit. The project was named Starlink.

“The project aims to provide a wide range of broadband and communications services to residential, commercial, institutional, government and professional users worldwide,” SpaceX said in a submission to regulators. “