Vocus emerges as earth station builder for Starlink – Telco/ISP

ASX outlined Vocus is setting up the earth station for satellite broadband provider Starlink, established up by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a media report and a lookup of the New Zealand federal government radio spectrum administration register implies.

The New Zealand Herald reported that Vocus has been presented a certificate of compliance and exempted from source consent by the Whangārei District Councel on February 17, for the design of a satellite earth station.

Vocus is setting up the satellite earth station on land leased from a absolutely free range egg farmer in Puwera, south of the Northland town of Whangārei.

The Puwera spot coordinates correspond with the radio frequency spectrum allocation for Starlink New Zealand.


Quentin Reade, Vocus’ head of communications, was tightlipped about the satellite earth station make.

“We are unable to make any remark because of to confidentiality, but the investments becoming made will open up up new services and enhanced connectivity for New Zealand,” Reade reported.

9 dishes, 1.47 metre in diameter and two.7 metres tall will be constructed for the very low orbit satellite broadband provider at the Puwera station.

Starlink is because of to start commercial provider in direction of the next fifty percent of the year.

For Australia, the pricing is established at $139 a month, with the “Dishy” terminal costing $709 with $one hundred shipping.

The provider is reported to present speeds in between 50 to one hundred fifty megabit for every next, despite the fact that Musk has reported this will reach gigabit speeds as the satellite constellations grow.

Latency is in between twenty to 40 milliiseconds, courtesy of the very low 550 kilometre orbit.

Starlink faces competitors from Amazon, which a short while ago received United States regulatory approval for launching more than 3000 very low-orbit satellites as aspect of its Challenge Kuiper.