SpaceX’s satellite internet service Starlink is now available in 32 countries around the world, the company has announced† Impressively, Elon Musk’s space company says it will ship “immediately”, unlike previous issues that have left customers waiting months to receive their dishes.
Starlink shared a screenshot on Twitter showing the service’s availability map, which shows the service as “available” in most of Europe and North America, as well as parts of South America, Australia and New Zealand. Much of the rest of the world, including the entire continent of Africa, is listed as “Coming Soon” and availability is expected at various points in 2023.
32 represents an increase in the number of countries Starlink serves compared to earlier this year, when SpaceX said it was available in just 25. But more notable is the number of countries where SpaceX claims to now ship its dishes to customers immediately — the service’s subreddit is full of stories of customers having to wait months for their orders to be fulfilled. in April, Rest of the world reported that the majority of Starlink users are based in North America, with a large proportion of the rest in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Check out our review from May last year for our first impression of how the service is being used in practice. After a price increase that took effect in March, new Starlink orders now cost $599 upfront for the starter pack, with a $110 monthly service charge to receive Internet service.