Starlink is operational in France and is even available in our language on its official website. This satellite Internet access service promises speeds between 50 and 150 Mbits / s and reduced latency compared to its competitors. Not sure, however, that the quality of service is at the rendezvous in the beginnings given the caution shown by Starlink.
First come, first served
He first announces that it will only be available in limited quantities. How many users will be able to benefit from it? It is not specified. Experts estimate that Starlink could eventually connect around a million users in Europe.
“Orders will be processed in order of arrival, on a“ first come, first served ”basis. “, says Starlink.
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Another precision that could cool the most enthusiastic, there will be “Brief periods with no connectivity at all”.
An interruption to say the least worrying. It must be said that the service has not yet been officially launched. For the moment, this is still the beta version. The company also specifies that throughput and latency will gradually improve, as satellites are launched and ground stations deployed around the world.
Remember that the equipment costs 499 euros, to which must be added 59 euros for delivery and 99 euros of subscription per month. The note is therefore somewhat salty.
The Neosat offer from the Orange Nordnet subsidiary, which relies on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite, costs 60 euros per month and 349 euros for the installation kit with the arrival of a technician. And again, there are strong promotions at the moment with a subscription at 40 euros and a kit at 149 euros. Starlink will therefore have to make the difference with its performance.