Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet May Soon be Coming to Pakistan

Starlink, the satellite-based internet set up by SpaceX for global internet access will also be available in Pakistan.

We are reporting this because a Pakistani user reserved the internet service from Starlink for his location in Islamabad, which actually worked, and asked him to pay for the service, indicating that it’s coming to Pakistan too.

Check out his tweet below.

For those unaware, Starlink is a project started by Elon Musk-owned SpaceX in 2015. It aims to provide satellite internet around the globe by 2022.

This constellation will consist of thousands of small satellites that will go around the planet in low Earth Orbit, working in combination with transceivers on the ground. Some of these satellites will be sold off for military, scientific, and exploratory purposes as well.

However, since these satellites are much smaller and advanced compared to other satellite internet providers, the promised connectivity and speeds are much higher. Starlink aims to provide connection speeds of a whopping 1Gbps, average speeds of 900Mbps, and much better reliability than other ISPs.

They plan to provide all of this for only $80 per month, which may be a lot according to Pakistani standards, but considering the promised speeds of several hundred Mbps and unparalleled quality, the price is more than fair.

As mentioned earlier, Starlink is claiming global availability by 2022, so that is when we expect to see it in Pakistan as well as other countries around the globe.

It is also worth mentioning that Starlink’s reservation system is limited to invites only and is not available to everyone around the country. Only those that apply for the pre-order are put on a waiting list, after which they receive an invite sometime later. They can then pay a refundable amount of $99 to reserve their location for beta testing.

This is not available in all regions of the country, so sit tight if it’s not available to you yet.

You can try placing an order for yourself at Starlink’s website.

Furthermore, keep in mind that this is only speculation based on evidence spotted by several people. The beta testing may not happen in Pakistan anytime soon and they may also cancel plans to officially launch in the country. Hence, we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt.


  • 80$/month is not the actual issue. The real issue is the initial setup cost of the Starlink receiver.

  • I got an invitation too but since the federal govt has banned data services in parts of Balochistan including the Makkuran region for the past many years, I’m not comfortable going ahead and order it.

    • why have they banned it? Is it because of law and order issue? If yes then is it so swear that they have banned internet for so long or there is some other issue?

  • Dude anyone can go and put in a Valid Address (Valid as per Google Maps that is) and Payment details and it will deduct the amount. but the thing is that it says that “Starlink is targeting coverage in your area in 2022” which means there’s no surety of it coming anytime soon.
    So Guys don’t get your Hopes up just yet. They Guy who has written this has based it entirely on one Tweet that he saw. He hasn’t done his proper Research.

    • The ordering system was actually not available in Pakistan before his tweet. It’s now available here, but only to a few regions. Multiple people have successfully reserved their locations here. The evidence speaks for itself.

      And it also seems that you haven’t read the final paragraphs of the article. Please read the whole thing before calling someone out.

  • “Furthermore, keep in mind that this is only speculation based on evidence spotted by several people. The beta testing may not happen in Pakistan anytime soon and they may also cancel plans to officially launch in the country. Hence, we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt”

  • And is anyone considering Pakistan Banning Authority (PTA) allowing this OMG “uncontrolled” internet?

  • Other satellite companies operating here are trying to make deal with starlink to raise their prices in Pakistan because they are offering 1 MB connection in PKR 20,000+ taxes !!


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