Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has delivered Starlink equipment to Ukraine as promised. Users in the war-ravaged nation will now be able to access high-speed internet, thanks to the initiative of Musk, which has been experiencing disruptions as a result of Russia’s military assault.
Ukraine has received a shipment of terminals for use with the Starlink satellite internet network. The US tech billionaire Elon Musk operates the network, which provides high-speed broadband internet to users all across the world.
Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and minister of digital development, hailed the arrival.
“Here’s Starlink ,” says the narrator. Thanks, Elon Musk,” the Kyiv official tweeted on Monday, with a photo of a truck loaded with satellite antennae and routers.
Fedorov took to Twitter on Saturday to request that the billionaire give Ukraine Starlink stations. The appeal came following allegations in the media that the internet monitoring organization Netblocks had detected “substantial delays in internet access” in the nation since the Russian military invasion began on February 24.
“In Ukraine, the Starlink service is now operational.” Within hours, Musk answered, “More terminals on the way.” Later, the Ukrainian minister announced that “Starlink terminals are coming to Ukraine!” and thanked Elon Musk and others for their assistance.
According to social media sources in Ukraine, Starlink equipment is now operational in the capital Kyiv. The internet connection’s peak speed has topped 200 Mbps at some time, according to a tweet by software and communications engineer Oleg Kutkov.
Since the start of the Russian military onslaught, Ukrainian leaders have made multiple appeals to the international community for assistance. The administration of the East European nation has begun taking donations in various cryptocurrencies to help fund its defence and other activities.
Russian soldiers have advanced in various directions, threatening to cut off important metropolitan areas like Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-biggest city. Communication issues are anticipated to worsen, affecting a wide range of companies, including the crypto industry, which Ukraine has been attempting to regulate. Starlink notes on its website that the service is suited for areas with unreliable or unavailable connectivity