New Delhi, November 20, 2023: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink is likely to be launched in India soon. Starlink’s entry can create a big stir in India’s telecom industry.
Starlink’s satellite internet service is better than existing telecom services in many ways. Starlink’s speed can range from 100 to 200 Mbps, whereas the speed of existing telecom services ranges from 20 to 100 Mbps. Moreover, Starlink’s coverage is also very good. Starlink’s satellites can provide internet coverage across India, while existing telecom services have limited coverage.
The price of Starlink may also be lower than existing telecom services. A subscription fee of ₹500 to ₹600 per month may have to be paid for Starlink satellites. Apart from this, the price of Starlink’s antenna can also range from ₹10,000 to ₹12,000.
If Starlink’s pricing becomes more affordable, it can give tough competition to Jio and Airtel in India. Due to the speed and coverage of Starlink, it can be a better option for people living in rural areas.
Possible impact of Starlink’s entry in India
Starlink’s entry into India may have the following potential impacts:
- Competition will increase in the telecom industry.
- Consumers will get better service and internet at lower prices.
- Internet access will increase in rural areas.
Starlink’s entry can change India’s telecom industry. This may force telecom companies to improve their services and reduce prices. This will provide better service and internet at lower prices to consumers.