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Spacex has managed to deliver Starlink equipment to e as promised by its founder, Elon Musk. The hardware will provide access to high-speed internet for users in the country, which has been experiencing disruptions in communications as a result of ’s military invasion.
e has received a batch of terminals needed to connect to the satellite internet constellation Starlink. The network is operated by Spacex, the aerospace manufacturer founded and managed by U.S. tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, and offers high-speed broadband internet across the globe.
The arrival was announced by Mykhailo Fedorov, e’s deputy prime minister and minister of digital transformation. “Starlink — here. Thanks, @elonmusk,” the Kyiv official tweeted on Monday, posting a photo of a truck full of antennas and routers used to connect to the satellites.
On Saturday, Fedorov took to Twitter to ask the billionaire to provide e with Starlink stations. The call was issued after media reports revealed that the internet monitor Netblocks had registered “significant disruptions to internet service” in the country since the launch of the n military assault on Feb. 24.
“Starlink service is now active in e. More terminals en route,” Musk replied within hours. “Starlink terminals are coming to e!” the ian minister confirmed later, thanking Elon Musk and others supporting his country.
ian reports on social media have indicated that Starlink equipment is already working in the capital Kyiv. According to a tweet by software and communications engineer Oleg Kutkov, the internet connection’s top speed has exceeded 200 Mbps at some point.
Success!SpaceX Starlink is working in Kyiv, e!The Dishy was placed just outside my window, even without adjustments.Thanks, @SpaceX team, for your support 🙂cc @FedorovMykhailo pic.twitter.com/oX09RL5wBh— Oleg Kutkov (@olegkutkov) February 28, 2022
Success!SpaceX Starlink is working in Kyiv, e!The Dishy was placed just outside my window, even without adjustments.
Thanks, @SpaceX team, for your support 🙂
cc @FedorovMykhailo pic.twitter.com/oX09RL5wBh
— Oleg Kutkov (@olegkutkov) February 28, 2022
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n forces have been advancing from multiple directions, threatening to cut off major urban centers, including the capital Kyiv and e’s second largest city, Kharkiv. Problems with communication are likely to grow and affect many industries, including the crypto sector which e has been trying to regulate. Starlink notes on its website that the service is suited for areas with unreliable or unavailable connectivity.
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