What is Starlink? Technically speaking, it’s a satellite internet system. But to average web users, it’s a potential godsend.
Are we exaggerating? Not really. If you live in a city or a big suburb, you probably enjoy fast internet speeds, maybe at 1Gbps or beyond. But imagine enduring internet speeds at 5Mbps, or even as low as 0.8Mbps, every day. What’s worse, your home only has one or two internet service providers to choose from, leaving you stranded with crummy service.
Which is why we had a client reach out to us asking for help with his ISP speeds, they were getting 5Mbps download and non existent upload speeds, this was driving them crazy, they live in a rural area up in the mountains of Estepona, there was no fibre availability and no immediate plans from their ISP either.
Once we visited the area we knew this would be a job for the highly reliable Space X Starlink Satellite Service.
We placed the order for the kit and within a couple of days it landed on the clients door step, not even 3 hours later the Starlink satellite was setup, delivering speeds of 300Mbps +
We also coupled the Starlink internet service with a complete Wi-Fi network revamp using the ever reliable Ubiquiti Access points in order to provide maximum coverage around the estate.
How Does Starlink Work?
Satellite internet technology has been around for decades. It involves beaming internet data, not through cables, but via radio signals through the vacuum of space. Ground stations on the planet broadcast the signals to satellites in orbit, which can then relay the data back to users on Earth. One of the main existing providers has been HughesNet, which relies on satellites 22,000 miles above the planet.
SpaceX’s system improves on the technology in two notable ways: The company wants to use low-Earth orbiting satellites that circle the planet at only around 300 miles above the surface.
The shortened distance can drastically improve the internet speeds while also reducing latency. Second, SpaceX wants to launch as many as 40,000 satellites in the coming years to power the system, ensuring global coverage without service dropouts.
If you live in a rural area in the costa del sol area and having ISP issues that you need resolving asap, do not hesitate in contacting us for a free no obligation quote.