Starlink internet, which costs $120 monthly, coming to Bangladesh

  • December 7, 2023

Starlink is a satellite internet connection which provides broadband connections to people in 60 plus countries. “In principle, I have told the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to give Starlink a license,” Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister for telecom and ICT, told The Daily Star yesterday.

Starlink is a satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The Bangladeshi government is going to give it a license, which could change the country’s internet sector. Starlink offers high-speed internet in more than 60 countries. It is possible that this will bring competition to both urban and rural internet markets. The decision was made public by State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, who emphasized the goal of improving internet access in rural places.

After talking with the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Palak made the news, which shows that the country wants to offer more types of internet services. Starlink’s arrival is likely to put standard phone and cable internet services to the test, which could lead to better service quality and access.

Starlink might not be as popular in Bangladesh, though, because it costs a lot more than other internet services in the country. Local ISPs offer much lower rates than Starlink, which costs about $120 a month plus $599 for the gear. Along with the fact that mobile internet and broadband are already widely available, this cost factor could affect Starlink’s ability to make an effect in the Bangladesh market.

Source: The Daily Star