High speed internet is set for major upgrade, expanding its reach in remote areas , including in India later this year, says Elon Musk, pioneer of the electric car , who also envisions affordable space travel.
The futurologist's new StarLink Internet service by SpaceX that will double the internet speed to 300 Mbps this year.
The company currently promises speeds between 50 and 150 Mbps for the Starlink project which plans to deliver high-speed Internet through a network of about 12,000 satellites.
The company has already placed more than 1200 Starlink satellites in orbit.
"Yeah, should be fully mobile later this year, so you can move it anywhere or use it on an RV or truck in motion. We need a few more satellite launches to achieve complete coverage & some key software upgrades." Musk said in a response to a follower on Twitter about the launch of the service.
"Service uptime, bandwidth & latency are improving rapidly. Probably out of beta this summer," he added.
SpaceX has sought approval from regulators in the US to connect its StarLink satellite Internet network to larger vehicles, including trucks and ships.
The request was filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand the Starlink satellite Internet network from rural areas to other sectors.
Musk has also made it clear that SpaceX is not connecting the Starlink satellite internet network to Tesla cars. In a tweet Musk said that "Not connecting Tesla cars to Starlink, as our terminal is much too big. This is for aircraft, ships, large trucks & Rvs."
Currently SpaceX is offering the beta version of Starlink on pre-orders in India for a fully refundable deposit of $ 99.