Starlink unwilling to work with local partners - South African ISP

Jan

Who's the Boss?
Staff member
Joined
May 24, 2010
Messages
12,955
Starlink stealing satellite Internet customers in South Africa

SpaceX's Starlink broadband service is already impacting at least one established satellite provider despite not being officially available locally.

Satellite broadband services have been beaming Internet connectivity to South African homes and businesses, mainly those in remote areas, for several years.
 
Seems like sour grapes from people who can’t compete with the free market. Interesting, they cite the high cost of launching satellite equipment as the reason for the high cost of their services… as if SpaceX uses stings and birds or something? Seriously, bad businesses should either adapt or die.
 
No interest in any of these packages even Starlink. Crazy expensive. Rather stick to 3G or LTE then.
 
My in-laws have satalite. It's useless most of the time and upload speeds are horrendous. Starlink will be the perfect solution.

It's like complaining that fibre companies are stealing ADSL customers.

You poor things.
 
"According to Van Zyl, the 100/20Mbps uncapped OneWeb package with a fair use policy of 500GB is expected to cost roughly R30,000 per month.

The uncapped package with no fair usage policy (FUP) and a committed information rate could sell for as much as R1 million per month."


Good Lord!
 
They don't want to compete, and crying is easier.
They won't be able to compete. Their system and satalites are from the pre-historic times. They have low download speeds, horrendous upload speeds, and extremely high latency, and a lot of downtime. They don't have enough satalite to guarantee consistency.
 
"According to Van Zyl, the 100/20Mbps uncapped OneWeb package with a fair use policy of 500GB is expected to cost roughly R30,000 per month.

The uncapped package with no fair usage policy (FUP) and a committed information rate could sell for as much as R1 million per month."


Good Lord!
say_what.gif
 
They won't be able to compete. Their system and satalites are from the pre-historic times. They have low download speeds, horrendous upload speeds, and extremely high latency, and a lot of downtime. They don't have enough satalite to guarantee consistency.

Then crying is not going to help them, repurpose their satellites or close shop, and go sit at home.
 
Back
Top