Starlink, by Elon Musk, arrives in Peru: how much does this satellite internet service cost?

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) granted the company Peru a single concession for the provision of public telecommunications services for a period of 20 years, to operate throughout the national territory.

Although until the closing of this report there was no official announcement of the massive start of the operations of Peru, here we detail several general points if you are interested in this satellite internet service.

What is StarLink?

is the satellite Internet service that is being developed by the SpaceX project, of . The idea of ​​this project is to put thousands of satellites in orbit to bring the Internet to every corner of the planet, especially in rural areas with less coverage.

The idea of ​​the company is to have around 12,000 satellites in orbit, so that users can pay a monthly fee and connect from anywhere with any device. Be careful, it does not seek to compete with fiber optics or 5G connections, but rather to complement both offers.

What is the Internet speed that Starlink gives?

The standard service it would achieve speeds of between 50 and 250 Mbps (20 to 40 ms of latency). Premium, meanwhile, would mark between 150 and 500 Mbps (latency of 20 to 40 ms).

The company also claims that the upload speeds are doubled between the two services: a maximum of 20 Mbps in the standard service and a maximum of 40 Mbps in the premium service.

What service will Starlink offer in Peru?

According to Ministerial Resolution No. 362-2022-MTC/01.03, published on Thursday, May 5 in the Legal Regulations Bulletin of the El Peruano newspaper, is authorized in Peru to provide the following services:

– Local carrier service in switched and non-switched mode

– National long-distance carrier service in switched and non-switched mode

– International long distance carrier service in switched and non-switched mode.

How much does Starlink cost?

The official prices of in the countries where the service is already active are:

Starlink Standard Service

kit price : US$ 599 (single payment)

Shipping costs: US$ 50 (single payment)

Monthly price of the service: US$ 110 per month

Starlink Premium

kit price : US$ 2,500 (single payment)

Shipping costs: US$ 50 (single payment)

Monthly price of the service: US$ 500 per month

How is Starlink installed?

The installation of it is free since it is a “self-installation”. Once the equipment fee is paid, the user is sent a kit which includes the following: the antenna the Wi-Fi router/power supply, the cables and the base.

The firm’s website indicates that the kit’s antenna must be placed in an elevated area and/or free from obstacles, such as a tree, a chimney or a utility pole. Any of these obstacles can interfere with the connection and leave you without internet, they warn.

How to contract Starlink?

To place an order to you must enter the company’s website and follow the instructions below:

– Enter to

– The first thing that will appear will be a box to indicate your address

– Then you will be redirected to a form to enter your personal data

– Continue the purchase and select the payment method

– Orders are delivered in order of arrival

Eye, until the closing of this report, there was still no option to hire the service from Peru. For South America, only Brazil and Chile appeared.

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Starlink, by Elon Musk, arrives in Peru: how much does this satellite internet service cost?