Starlink, the SpaceX satellite tv for pc web service, has had a busy yr, increasing into new international locations and continents — and even onto boats and RVs. Nevertheless, Starlink’s rising buyer base is having an influence on its efficiency.
In response to a brand new report from Ookla, a community intelligence agency, Starlink’s speeds decreased throughout the globe within the second quarter of 2022 in correspondence with extra customers signing up for the service. In reality, Starlink speeds decreased in each nation Ookla surveyed, throughout Europe, Oceania, North America and South America.
Median obtain speeds for Starlink fell throughout Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the UK, and the US, dropping between 9% and 54% from Q2 2021 to Q2 2022. Within the US, Starlink’s median obtain pace in Q2 hit simply over 62 Mbps — that is greater than enough for one or two individuals to stream movies or obtain video games. Nevertheless, a yr prior, obtain speeds within the US had been nearer to 90 Mbps.
Puerto Rico had the quickest Starlink obtain speeds in North America in Q2, with a median obtain pace of 112.22 Mbps.
Starlink’s add speeds additionally slowed throughout the globe, whereas latency remained comparatively flat. Within the US, Starlink’s median latency got here in at 48 ms, under different satellite tv for pc suppliers.
Starlink’s service has expanded considerably because of its giant constellation of satellites. The corporate at the moment has greater than 3,000 satellites in orbit and continues to develop it with near-weekly launches. On September 18, SpaceX launched one other 54 satellites into area.
Within the US, Starlink service is on the market throughout the West, whereas the corporate says it is increasing to the japanese half in 2023. In the meantime, Starlink is busy increasing its companies to cellular websites and autos, like RVs and boats, so if you’re on the transfer, you may take your broadband with you.