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Starlink expands: Elon Musk’s internet could reach cruise ships

Starlink expands: Elon Musk's internet could reach cruise ships

The Internet Space X Satellite, star linkcould be available soon for Royal Caribbean cruise passengers, one of the most exclusive in the world, according to the US media PC Magazine.

Last Friday, during a presentation before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the shipping company stated its intention to offer the Starlink connection in its fleet.

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“We believe that we have identified a true state-of-the-art solution for our vessels”the company noted. “We believe that our work with SpaceX, the first of its kind in the cruise industry, will set the standard for other cruise operators and represent a leap in terms of guest experience and business operations at sea”he added.

The adoption of the internet by Elon Musk’s company promises to improve connection speeds on cruise ships. Currently Wi-Fi download speeds on ships hover between just 3-5 Mbps. Starlink is capable of delivering download speeds of 50-250 Mbps.

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Royal Caribbean says it has a total of 24 ships, but it’s not clear how many ships will have Starlink at first. What is known is that it is the first cruise company to file an application with the FCC to offer this internet on its ships. Airlines, including Hawaiian Airlines and the exclusive jet firm JSX, have already signed agreements with Elon Musk’s company to offer passengers in-flight Wi-Fi.

In Peru, last May, the Ministry of Transport and Communications granted the concession to Musk’s company for a period of 20 years to operate throughout the national territory. The high-speed internet service had already announced its entry into Peru and other Latin American countries last year.

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