According to the agency, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the testing of one of the Starlink Internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica last week.
Elon Musk’s Starlink is now available on all seven continents, including Antarctica. According to the agency, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the testing of one of Starlink’s Internet terminals at McMurdo Station in Antarctica last week.
Part of Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), Starlink provides broadband Internet access through a constellation of satellites that orbit the Earth. The company’s latest figures show it has launched more than 3,000 satellites and serves more than 400,000 subscribers.
McMurdo Station in Antarctica has nearly 1,000 users with satellite Internet at 17 MBP speeds. Internet service in this region is expected to improve with Starlink in terms of reliability in harsh climatic conditions.
Tests at McMurdo Station in Antarctica are believed to have led to a successful rollout of Starlink to all continents. NSF also claims that the increased capacity of Starlink is expected to help scientists continue research in remote locations.
According to Reuters, T-Mobile uses Starlink satellites to provide network access to mobile users in the United States. “Most cell phones used by the company’s customers will be compatible with the new service. It will start with beta services starting late next year,” Musk said.