Elon Musk claims SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellite service will be IP-less
Musk’s IP-less satellite Starlink service could change how we use the internet forever.
Starlink, a massive satellite-based broadband internet service set to enter orbit in the near future, is said to be completely IP-less. At least, that’s what its creator and SpaceX founder Elon Musk claimed would be the case.
In response to a tweet musing what connection type SpaceX will utilise for Starlink, the tech entrepreneur explained that Starlink won’t utilise standard IPv6 connections. In fact, he states it “will be simpler than IPv6 and have tiny packet overhead.” It’s also “definitely” going to be a peer-to-peer connection.
As one Twitter user pointed out, this would mean SpaceX’s Starlink terminals would receive over-the-air updates in a very similar way Musk’s Tesla brand of automobiles do.
Read the whole article HERE, as there are multiple problems with this approach, including the lack of government control. However, StarLink has huge potential for rural broadband access in the US and around the world. These issues will be resolved.