Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, is breaking it, as its users in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas say they love the service, a report from Ookla suggests.
Reports even say that Starlink users are happier with their service as compared to users of other fixed broadband providers.
Ookla says that both metro and non-metro Starlink outperformed metro and non-metro Internet Service Providers (ISPs). For example, Metro Starlink scored 31.94 compared to -23.62 for all metropolitan fixed broadband providers, while Starlink’s average download speed was 65.29 Mbps, compared to 203.93 Mbps for all fixed broadband providers. United Metropolitan Fixed Broadband.
The report noted that non-metro Starlink had a higher average of 42.21 compared to non-metro ISPs’ average of -21.27; It is particularly notable that Starlink’s average download speed of 72.18 Mbps was very close to average non-metro fixed broadband speeds of 100.41 Mbps.
“Clearly Starlink provides a much-loved option for more rural, non-metropolitan users who often don’t have great internet access. And the message is loud and clear, Starlink users are ready to recommend the service and love the Internet they get,” the Ookla study claims.
It competes with Starlink
Elon Musk’s satellite company isn’t the only one offering broadband services around the world. For this reason, Ookla highlights what other companies do and assures that competition in the satellite internet sector is starting to get more intense.
1. Project Cooper Amazon
After the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the green light to Amazon’s Project Kuiper 3236 LEO satellite constellation, the company moved quickly to demonstrate its low-cost satellite terminals to consumer customers in March.
These new terminals have different tiered models, promising to offer 100 Mbps and 400 Mbps models for consumers and businesses, and 1 Gbps models for “enterprise, government, and telecommunications applications that need even more bandwidth.” Is required.”
In addition, Amazon is getting into the chipset business and producing its own 5G modem chip, which will be included in every terminal.
2. Viasat launched Viasat-3
On April 30, 2023, Viasat launched the first of three long-awaited Viasat-3 arrays, which aims to provide 1 terabit per second (Tbps) network capacity on each satellite, doubling the entire operating fleet.
By adding two more satellites, Viasat can increase the throughput to 500-600 percent of its current network capacity. This can allow its users to experience 100+ Mbps connections, which is a huge improvement for many consumers.
3. Eutelsat, OneWeb and Intelsat are making big moves
While the merger of Eutelsat and OneWeb has not yet come to fruition, both satellite operators have signed major deals with Intelsat to add more global satellite capacity. In addition, OneWeb launched an additional 36 LEO satellites into orbit in late March, giving its many resellers additional options.
4. European Union gives green signal to multi-orbit constellation.
The European Union (EU) has approved its €6 billion multi-orbit constellation plan, which includes GEO, MEO and LEO constellations, and will provide connectivity to all EU citizens. The project will support the connectivity priorities of this group of countries including economy, environment, security and defense and is expected to be launched in 2024 and fully operational by 2027.
5. HughesNet to launch Jupiter 3 in Q2 2023
Satellite Internet provider HughesNet has revealed its new Jupiter 3 matrix, which is designed to deliver 500 Gbps on the Ka band and will allow HughesNet to provide 50 Mbps and 100 Mbps offerings to consumers. Hughes Jupiter fleet size in North and South America.”