Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said that it granted the missiles and space missile company Space Exploration Technologies (also known as SpaceX), a license to provide Starlink satellite and Internet services in the Kingdom.
Starlink is a subsidiary of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and Bahrain is the first country in the GCC to grant a license for this service.
Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. Within each coverage area, orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Using advanced satellites in a low orbit, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet. Users can expect to see download speeds between 100 Mb/s and 200 Mb/s and latency as low as 20ms in most locations.
More than 10,000 people in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom have benefited from SpaceX’s Starlink service.
SpaceX is based in Hawthorne, California, with the goal of establishing a human colony on Mars.
According to a report published by CNBC late last year, SpaceX’s value had climbed from $74 billion to $100 billion.