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Full list of Countries Where Starlink Is Available

Last updated on May 20th, 2024 at 09:27 pm

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Starlink is now live and available in 99 country, territory or market around the world. Republic of Fiji and Indonesia being the latest addition.

Elon Musk personally the internet connection in Indonesia on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the island of Bali.

Starlink is a satellite-based internet constellation that provides internet access to 47 countries around the world (at the time of publication).

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The satellite-based internet service is operated by SpaceX, a company owned by American billionaire Elon Musk.

The launch of Starlink began in 2019 with its small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), that communicate with designated ground transceivers.

Launch of Starlink on a mobile phone

On February 6, 2024, the satellite internet constellation was launched on mobile phones on the A321 aircraft for Hawaiian Airlines. This means guests on the company’s A321 fleet can enjoy free, fast internet on select transpacific flights right on the go.

Countries Where Starlink Is Available

Here is the complete list of countries where Starlink is available, the date they connected to satellite-based internet constellation, and their continent (from the latest):

  1. Republic of Fiji: May 20, 2024
  2. Indonesia: May 19, 2024
  3. Uruguay: May 2, 2024
  4. Federated States of Micronesia: April 24, 2024
  5. Albania: April 9, 2024
  6. Argentina: March 28, 2024
  7. Mongolia: March 1, 2024
  8. Paraguay: December 21, 2023
  9. Eswatini: December 18, 2023
  10. Honduras: December 7, 2023
  11. Costa Rica: November 28, 2023
  12. Northern Mariana Islands and Guam: November 21, 2023
  13. Maldives: November 9, 2023, costing over MVR10K for hardware
  14. Benin Republic: November 3, 2023
  15. The country of Georgia: November 1, 2023
  16. Zambia: October 2023
  17. Bahamas: August 2023
  18. Malaysia: July 2023
  19. Guatemala: July 2023
  20. Malawi: July 2023
  21. Mozambique: June 2023
  22. Trinidad and Tobago: June 2023
  23. Panama: May 2023
  24. El Salvador: April 2023
  25. Ecuador: March 2023
  26. Haiti: March 2023
  27. Philippines: February 2023
  28. Rwanda: February 2023
  29. Iceland: February 2023
  30. Cyprus: July 2023
  31. Kenya: July 18, 2023
  32. Colombia: February 3, 2023
  33. Nigeria: January 30, 2023
  34. Peru: January 27, 2023
  35. Finland: November 21, 2022
  36. Jamaica: October 24, 2022
  37. Japan: October 10, 2022
  38. Iran (Asia): September 23, 2022
  39. Malta: September 10, 2022
  40. Norway: August 27, 2022
  41. Estonia: August 11, 2022
  42. Moldova: August 3, 2022
  43. Dominican Republic: July 28, 2022
  44. Luxembourg: July 26, 2022
  45. North Macedonia: June 16, 2022
  46. Hungary: May 10, 2022
  47. Latvia: April 11, 2022
  48. Greece: April 2022
  49. Romania: April 7, 2022
  50. Ukraine: February 26, 2022, according to Elon Musk’s tweet
  51. Bulgaria (Europe): February 24, 2022
  52. Tonga (Oceania): February 2022
  53. Brazil (South America): January 2022
  54. Slovenia: January 29, 2022
  55. Slovakia (Europe): January 6, 2022
  56. Spain (Europe): January 5, 2022
  57. Lithuania (Europe): December 2, 2021
  58. Croatia (Europe): November 12, 2021
  59. Mexico (North America): November 5, 2021
  60. Sweden (Europe): October 30, 2021
  61. Czech Republic (Europe): September 30, 2021
  62. Italy (Europe): September 15, 2021
  63. Poland (Europe): September 10, 2021
  64. Switzerland (Europe): August 26, 2021
  65. Portugal (Europe): August 11, 2021
  66. Chile (South America): August 9, 2021
  67. Ireland (Europe): July 15, 2021
  68. Denmark (Europe): July 1, 2021
  69. Belgium (Europe): May 20, 2021
  70. The Netherlands (Europe): May 13, 2021
  71. Austria (Europe): May 7, 2021
  72. France (Europe): May 7, 2021
  73. Australia (Oceania): March 29, 2021
  74. New Zealand (Oceania): March 26, 2021
  75. Germany (Europe): March 9, 2021
  76. Canada (North America): January 20, 2021
  77. United Kingdom (Europe): January 11, 2021
  78. United States (North America): October 27, 2020
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Number of subscribers on Starlink network

As of December 22, 2023, Starlink says it has more than 2.3M subscribers across over 70 countries on its network.

African countries where Starlink is available

The satellite-based internet connection is now available in 7 African countries at the time of updating this article. The countries are:

  • Eswatini
  • Rwanda
  • Benin Republic
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria

Launch of Starlink around the world

North America is the first continent where SpaceX Starlink was launched in August 2020, the United States being the first country to connect with the product.

The United Kingdom (UK) is the first country in Europe where Startlink was launched in January 2021 while New Zealand is the first in Oceania.

In the South American continent, Chile is the first while Iran is the first to enjoy Starlink in Asia in September 2022.

Nigeria is the first African country to enjoy Starlink internet connection which debuted on January 30, 2023.

However, the SpaceX founder hinted that Nigeria (A west African country) and Mozambique (a Southern African country) got the approval the same day.

Here are the countries where Starlink are available:

1. United States

On October 27, 2020, Starlink went live in the United States with emails sent out to those who had earlier shown interest in the satellite internet service. It was called the “Better Than Nothing” beta for the first set of users in the U.S.

One of those who received the email confirmed it through a screenshot he excitedly shared it on reddit, “I just officially received an email invite to the Starlink beta.”

“As you can tell from the title, we are trying to lower your initial expectations.”

Expect to see data speeds vary from 50Mbps to 150Mbps and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months as we enhance the Starlink system. There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all.

As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations, and improve our networking software, data speed, latency, and uptime will improve dramatically. For latency, we expect to achieve 16ms to 19ms by summer 2021.

The Starlink phased-array user terminal, which is more advanced than what’s in fighter jets, plus mounting tripod and Wi-Fi router, costs $499 and the monthly subscription costs $99.

If this sounds good to you, then order here.

Thanks,

Starlink Team

Starlink offers three different packages in the United States:

  1. Starlink internet
  2. Starlink RV
  3. Starlink Business
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  • Hardware: 599 USD
  • Monthly access: 110 USD
  • Kit: 599 USD
  • Monthly subscription: 135 USD
  • Hardware: 2,500 USD
  • Monthly access: 500 USD

2. Canada

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Starlink was live in some areas in Canada such as Ontario, Alberta, and Manitoba, reported Teslanorth.com

And other Canadian locations began to join the satellite internet connectivity with subscribers in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and British Columbia receiving notifications to join.

  • Hardware: 759 CAD
  • Monthly subscription: 140 CAD

3. United Kingdom

On Monday, January 11, 2021, some UK residents who had signed up for the beta reported they started surfing the internet on this day, although some of them had received their Starlink kit as early as December 31, 2020, according to a report by Business Insider Africa.

This means terrestrial internet providers like BT Group and traditional satellite companies such as OneWeb have to step up their game to retain their existing customers.

The unique selling point of Starlink where it is available is the download speed, though quite expensive.

  • Hardware: £529
  • Monthly subscription: £89
  • Shipping fee: £55

4. Germany

Satellite-based internet provider Starlink started rolling out in Germany on the night of March 9, 2021.

Space editor at Ars Technica and the author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX, Eric Berger, tweeted:

“In advance of this evening’s planned launch, SpaceX says it is beginning Starlink service in Germany and New Zealand this week, and will expand its existing service in the UK.”

@SciGuySpace

5. New Zealand

The first Starlink internet speed test went live in New Zealand in March 2021 with a download speed as high as 148 megabits per second.

As against their traditional internet connection which offers download speeds of 19 50Mbps, Starlink New Zealand is super fast, says 9 and 3 YouTube channel that posted on video installation guide.

6. Australia

With the official public update about the availability of Starlink in Australia on March 29, 2021, it was obvious that Aussie who could afford the satellite-based internet provider would have added another option to the existing ones.

This means that Australians in any part of the country – low and remote-density areas and people living in the cities – can now order Starlink is now available to deliver service Australia-wide.

  • Hardware: 924 AUD
  • Monthly subscription: 139 AUD
  • Shipping fee: 150 AUD
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Meanwhile, the company announced a 50% discount until New Year’s Eve on November 12, 2022.

7. France:

The satellite-based internet service was made available for France on May 7, 2021, in an update that residents could order.

  • Hardware: €499 reduced to €450
  • Monthly subscription: €99 but now €50
  • Shipping fee: €59

No, but the high-speed internet access will be available to all parts of the country as well as sea-faring vessels any moment from now, following the issuance of an ISP Licence to Starlink Services Maldives (the local entity set up by Starlink) by the South Asian country on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

Maldivian technology minister Aminath Shauna handed over the licence to SpaceX Senior Director Global Licensing and Activation Ryan Goodnight at a special ceremony held at the National Centre for Information Technology.

So, Starlink will begin operation in Maldives very, we’ll keep you updated.

Starlink is your best option here.

Usually, a list of coverage is posted by SpaceX’s Twitter handle @SpaceX, however, you can also enter your address in the search bar on Starlink Map: starlink.com/map and hit the search button.

Does Starlink work in Africa?

At the time of this update, Starlink works in the following African countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Eswatini, Mozambique, . Although, it has already got approval to operate in Mozambique. And there are plans to launch in South Africa.

How many countries is Starlink available in?

At the time of publication, Starlink is available in over 70 countries and some territories in the U.S. and the UK.

Is Starlink available in Nigeria?

Yes, it started working in Nigeria on January 30, 2023. Nigeria is the first African country to use Starlink

Is Starlink internet unlimited data?

Starlink internet data is unlimited, unlike other data service providers that have a cap.

Is Starlink free for everyone?

Starlink isn’t free. You will have to pay for one-time hardware and a monthly subscription fee to have full access to unlimited data.

Can I sell my Starlink dish?

According to the Agreement to Purchase Starlink Kit and Services, Starlink doesn’t have an accredited distributor or merchant at the moment.

Find out more about Starlink’s agreement of purchase on its legal agreement page.
However, you can transfer your Starlink kit to someone else if there is an agreement between you and the person.

To sell your Starlink dish, you will have to transfer your account to a third party based on a mutual agreement that doesn’t conflict with the company’s Terms of Use

Can I use someone else’s Starlink dish?

Yes, you can use someone else’s Starlink internet connection if the owner shares their password with you.

Conclusion:

With the launch of Starlink in all the continents (except Antarctica where there is no human presence unless for a research stay), SpaceX’s long-term mission will definitely improve internet access, especially at the local remote areas.

Note:

This list of countries where Starlink is available will be updated as SpaceX continues to expand its coverage.

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