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Elon Musk’s Starlink requested permission to operate in Colombia

Elon Musk's Starlink requested permission to operate in Colombia

On the afternoon of this Friday, July 1, starlink, service satellite internet of the billionaire Elon Musk, filed an application to operate in Colombia.

(See: What comes after Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet?).

From the National Government they reported that this is achieved “strengthen the country’s market thanks to the new satellite regime“.

As Portafolio learned, with the permit to operate, Starlink could function as a direct operator or provide satellite service to mobile or fixed operators that already operate in the country: any service option is allowed with that permission.

(See: The best rural and satellite Internet provider).

The Starlink service is developed by SpaceX another of Musk’s companies and his goal is bring internet to areas with less coverage in the world.

The goal is to reach 12,000 satellites in orbit, and people or companies that can pay a monthly fee can use it from any device.

The connection by this route is of speeds between 50Mbps and 150Mbps, with a latency of between 20 and 40 milliseconds.

(See: Internet, television and telephony: which would be the most expensive?).

As it is not intended to compete with fiber or 5G connections, the intention is to complement it in geographical areas where fiber optics does not reach or 4G or 5G connections do not provide coverage.

The service, although it only requires the installation of an antenna, It costs almost 100 dollars a month.

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay they are other Latin American countries where Starlink already works.

(See: Internet habits: what Colombians do most on the web).


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