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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Elon Musk's Starlink Net service lacks a licence; avoid it: The government to the public

 

Elon Musk’s Starlink Net service has no licence, shun it: Govt to public
NEW DELHI: The public authority has said that Elon Musk's Starlink Internet Services isn't authorized to offer satellite-based internet providers in India, and prompted the public not to prefer the administrations that are being promoted by the organization without an essential permit in the country. 

The Department of Telecom (DoT) additionally requested that Starlink consent to the administrative structure for offering satellite-based correspondence administrations, and avoid booking/delivering satellite internet providers in India "with prompt impact". Spot clarified that the organization ought to "get permit prior to offering satellite-based administrations". The office, in an assertion, said it has come to see that Starlink has begun pre-selling/booking of the satellite based Starlink Internet Services in India. The equivalent is likewise clear from the site of Starlink wherein satellite-based internet providers can be reserved by clients in Indian domain, DoT noted. 

"Branch of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India has brought up that 'Starlink Internet Services' isn't authorized to offer satellite-based internet providers in India being promoted to the general population," the assertion said. Offering satellite based administrations in India requires essential permit. "It is thus educated to general society at large that the said organization has not gotten any permit/approval for delivering satellite based internet providers that are being set up for their site," it said. Considering that Starlink isn't a licensee, "people in general is exhorted not to prefer Starlink administrations being publicized", it added. 

The assertion by DoT is a tempoprary mishap to Musk-drove SpaceX's satellite broadband arm Starlink, which has been bullish with regards to its India market designs, and had begun taking pre-appointments for satellite broadband administrations.

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