Starlink is finally coming to Pakistan. Here’s all you need to know about Starlink and how to buy Starlink in Pakistan!
Space X owned, US-based global satellite broadband internet setup Starlink will soon be available in Pakistan. We are here to tell you how to buy Starlink in Pakistan.
Starlink’s team comprising of Starlink’s Director the Middle East and Asia Mr. Ryan Goodnight and Head of Global Site Acquisition Mr. Ben McWilliams visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority in Islamabad. Their meeting with chairman PTA discussed the plans of the company for Pakistan. PTA ensured full support in the regulatory framework for Starlink’s operations in Pakistan.
Before you learn to buy Starlink in Pakistan? Let us tell you a little bit about what Starlink broadband satellite internet is and how it works!
For those unaware, Starlink is a project started by Elon Musk-owned SpaceX in 2015. Starlink aims to provide satellite internet around the globe by 2022. Satellite Internet does not use telephone lines or cable systems but instead uses a satellite dish for two-way (upload and download) data communications.
The US-based satellite internet provider, Starlink plans on sending thousands of small low orbit satellites. They will go around the planet ensuring fast internet and low ping! Starlink satellites will increase the accuracy of GPS to up to 1 meter!
There might be up to 42,000 satellites in orbit by mid-2027.
Some of these satellites will be sold off for military, scientific, and exploratory purposes as well.
How fast is Starlink broadband Internet setup?
According to the Starlink website, as of now, we can expect to see data speeds from 50 to 150 Mbps and latency from 20 to 40 milliseconds. Low latency is guaranteed as a result of the usage of low orbit satellites. Around 550kms! Even though this might not seem that much, but one important fact that needs to be kept in mind is that satellite internet does not require cable or wires to work. So even in the most remote areas, the quality of the internet would be the same
Starlink customers get the same deal: advertised speeds of 50–150 Mbps, an upload speed of 60-70 Mbps, and unlimited data! Latency 20 to 40milli second.
Not only that, Starlink ensures that as more satellites are launched in the orbit, and more and more ground stations are installed. The networking improves, there will be a drastic improvement in the software, data speed, latency. The satellites will form a mesh around the earth’s orbit. The low orbiting satellites will decrease the round-trip data time between the uses and the satellite. This is also known as latency.
Starlink aims to provide connection speeds of a mind-blowing 1Gbps, average speeds of 900Mbps, and much better reliability than other ISPs
How to buy Starlink in Pakistan?
Starlink is now going to be available in Pakistan, and you can now see Pakistan in the address box!
Starlink will officially start providing its services by the end of 2022. You can however pre-order. Here’s how to buy Starlink in Pakistan?
- Go to the official Starlink website: Click here
- Type in your address. Depending on your area, you might or might not be able to find your address. However, with due time, all of the areas will have access to Starlink satellite internet.
- As the website says, the service will be available on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Once you can type in your address, you will be taken to a new page. On the new page you will be required to fill in your details, and go ahead with the payment.
- If you cannot find your address, try a plus code with the city name.
- You will be required to fill in your name, phone number, and billing address including your credit card number and postal code.
- Once you have filled in the relevant details, click on “place deposit”.
- Once the payment is done, you will be given an expected date of the end of 2022.
- Once the service starts, you will only need to set up your equipment and install the Starlink App.
Note: Starlink services are going to be provided to reservations only. Once you place your preorder, you will be added to a waiting list. The service runs on a first come first serve basis. The service will be provided at the end of 2022.
Below the “place deposit” icon, the website says, placing a deposit does not guarantee service. But the money is refundable!
How much does it cost to set up Starlink satellite broadband internet?
The Starlink beta test is currently active. Since the service is not quite available in the country yet, so you can deposit money and be first online when it arrives.
The initial pre-booking package would cost you 99$, which if you convert to Pakistani rupees at 178.0 pkr per dollar will be around 17,622 rupees.
Even though this may seem like a lot according to Pakistani standards, but when you compare it to what they are providing i.e. unlimited data and high-speed internet, it’s quite a good deal! Moreover, the deposit is refundable! Compared to Pakistan, where you spend
In addition to the monthly subscription cost. You would need to invest 499 dollars on a one-time equipment kit which includes the satellite antenna dish, a stand, its power supply, and a WiFi router.
Equipment of the Starlink kit is easy to set up and it requires access to open clear sky to connect.
Here’s why you should invest in Starlink!
Starlink claims to be the world’s most advanced broadband internet system! The Starlink satellites orbit much closer to the earth, and they cover the entire globe, which guarantees low latency. Low latency makes gaming possible which is something that cannot be done on other broadband networks!
Starlink will allow remote areas where access is expensive or impossible to have high-speed internet. Learn how to create an independent Amazon Seller Account by clicking here.