Starlink to improve latency for competitive online gaming, Musk says

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Elon Musk speaks about the Starlink project at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Starlink will soon be able to support competitive online gaming, thanks to upcoming latency enhancements, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.  

Musk made the statement on Twitter while discussing his company’s ongoing efforts to improve Starlink, the company’s satellite internet network. 

“Ping should improve dramatically in coming months. We’re aiming for tweet. 

Currently, the latencies for SpaceX’s satellite internet network can range from over 20 milliseconds to as high as 88ms. As a result, you can already game over Starlink, but you may encounter significant lag during an online first-person shooter session, depending on the connection quality.

The company’s goal is to reduce the latencies to under 20ms later this ye… Read More

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