SpaceX starlink in South Africa

gboy

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So came across this... Very cool cannot wait for this to roll out

 

LOM

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R1500 a month and there will be guaranteed outages...

"It also warned that there may be periods where users have no connectivity at all"

Still, 100+Mbps to rural areas is pretty sweet.
 

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R1500 a month and there will be guaranteed outages...

"It also warned that there may be periods where users have no connectivity at all"

Still, 100+Mbps to rural areas is pretty sweet.

Plenty of suburbs don't have fibre this is a better option than the typical LTE package offers. It should also get the local fibre guys to speed up role out or lose those clients.
 

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Plenty of suburbs don't have fibre this is a better option than the typical LTE package offers. It should also get the local fibre guys to speed up role out or lose those clients.
It'd be better if LTE prices drop IMO. If you have fibre you need backup.
Almost every operator where I live have their own mini monopoly. Right now the idjits damaged a cable up the road from me and we're going to be going on a week without internet soon.
I'm paying Telkom to stay connected.
 

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I will use it, at least outages will be addressed and the attitudes of the local fiber ISPs will hopefully change.
 

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So came across this... Very cool cannot wait for this to roll out

Going to cost a bit...Elon doesn't give a crap about South Africa. It's all money and now that he's the richest man on earth, he's not going to give up =)
 

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If nothing else, this is going to give wireless operators (Plett as an example) a run for their money.
 

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R1500 a month and there will be guaranteed outages...

"It also warned that there may be periods where users have no connectivity at all"

Still, 100+Mbps to rural areas is pretty sweet.
When its up, you can play games online on international servers with almost local like latency. Going to be epic.

Overall, this is great news to hear. The sooner the better (for those of us not living near a fiber lit space)
 
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I'm afraid you're the one that needs to go read up on low orbit satellites.

Oh please do enlighten us all.


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ponder

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Plenty of examples if you bother to search for them:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/comments/i9w09n

Your example explains nothing and the data does not backup the claims, it does however support my side.

I'm gonna ask you again to explain to us how the claim ghoti made is valid & how it relates to leo satellites (that I apparently know nothing about)?
 

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Your example explains nothing and the data does not backup the claims, it does however support my side.

I'm gonna ask you again to explain to us how the claim ghoti made is valid & how it relates to leo satellites (that I apparently know nothing about)?

Also satellites have limited bandwidth capacity too. It's like any internet service. It's fast when no one is using it.
 

w1z4rd

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Your example explains nothing and the data does not backup the claims, it does however support my side.

I'm gonna ask you again to explain to us how the claim ghoti made is valid & how it relates to leo satellites (that I apparently know nothing about)?
Light travels faster in space than through glass. Also, we dont have to route via the EU to get US access.

 

ponder

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Light travels faster in space than through glass. Also, we dont have to route via the EU to get US access.


I'm sure most people with physics or telecoms knowledge understands that.

That proverb of a little knowledge comes to mind here, sigh.
 

w1z4rd

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I'm sure most people with physics or telecoms knowledge understands that.

That proverb of a little knowledge comes to mind here, sigh.
Okay, thanks for making everything so clearer .
 
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