SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted plans for his satellite Internet provider Starlink for the next couple of years.
In response to a Twitter thread from one of the Starlink beta testers, the entrepreneur promised that by the end of 2021, the maximum connection speed would double to 300 Mbps, and the latency would drop to values close to 20 ms.
Musk also added that Starlink will cover most of the Earth's surface this year and the entire planet during 2022. The company will then begin to densify satellite constellations to improve the signal in already covered areas.
At the same time, the head of SpaceX noted that in densely populated areas, mobile networks will always have priority over a satellite connection.
Starlink is Elon Musk’s satellite Internet service that will be able to offer Internet access from any point on Earth once it is fully operational. The Starlink company aims to launch lots of small satellites that will be located in low Earth orbit and transmit fast Internet signals to our planet.