Starlink internet service to launch in Bangladesh and its price list 2023

Starlink internet service to launch in Bangladesh by spaceX satellite. Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, is set to launch an internet connection service to connect geographically isolated (hard to reach) or disaster-affected populations with uninterrupted high-speed Internet.

  • Starlink provides two devices for a test run
  • Two officials of SpaceX met ICT Division officials
  • BTRC will fix price once trial run ends

Starlink provided two devices for a three-month test run, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak told Dhaka Tribune after the meeting.

One of the devices will be installed on a bus while another device will be installed on a remote island in Bangladesh to test the compatibility of this internet service.

Two officials of SpaceX – Joel Meredith, manager for global government affairs at SpaceX, and Parnil Urdhwareshe, manager for global licensing and activation – met the top officials of the ICT Division on Wednesday at the ICT tower.

Starlink is famous for its satellite internet operated by American aerospace company SpaceX, providing satellite internet access coverage to over 60 countries.

When the trial run is completed, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) will fix the price with Starlink.

The Star Link team will also participate in the startup function on Saturday in Dhaka.

We guess this is as low as Tk500 for a speed of 4mbps, which could amount to a couple of thousand taka for a speed of 50mbps or even 100mbps. But would you ever spend $99 (Tk9,000 approximately) for an internet connection at your home even though it might be a little better in terms of connection stability to internet speed?

Around a week ago, Starlink caused a stir in Bangladesh, as the company is poised to take pre-orders and start its service by 2023 in the country.

If you go to Starlink’s official website to get a pre-order service from Bangladesh, you will get an instruction to pay a $99 fee. It says Starlink hopes to expand its services in the area by 2023.

According to a map shared on Twitter by SpaceX – the manufacturer of Starlink satellites – most of the countries in Europe and North America have already come under this service. The tweet says that the internet service is now accessible in 32 nations.

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