SpaceX has just launched a new Starlink Premium service for businesses, which the company says offers “more than double the antenna capability of Starlink, delivering faster internet speeds and higher throughput for the highest demand users” (via Tesla North).
This is twice the area of our standard phased array with broader scan angle
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Starlink Premium, which is now available to order to reserve with deliveries beginning in Q2 2022, requires a CAD $635 deposit, CAD $3,170 hardware cost, and monthly charges of CAD $635.
Its antenna is also bigger in size than the regular version, as it helps “ensure bandwidth for critical operations even during times of peak network usage.”
Users can expect download speeds from 150 to 500 Mbps (regular Starlink is 50-250 Mbps) and upload speeds from 20 to 40 Mbps (regular Starlink is 10-20 Mbps). Similar to the regular Starlink service, latency is at 20-40 ms with no data caps.
Starlink Premium comes with priority support and is available in areas where Starlink offers its regular service.