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Govt asks people not to subscribe Elon Musk-backed Starlink Internet Services as the company has no licence to operate in India

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 27, Nov 2021
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Ministry of Communications has said that Starlink Internet Services is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India as being advertised to the public. In a statement, the Ministry said, it has come to notice that Starlink has started pre-selling or booking of the satellite based Starlink Internet Services in India and the same is also evident from the website of Starlink wherein satellite-based internet services can be booked by users in Indian territory.

It said, for rendering satellite-based services in India, requisite licenses from Department of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Communications is required. The Ministry informed the public at large that the company has not obtained any license or authorization for rendering satellite-based internet services that are being booked on their website.

The Government has asked the company to comply with the Indian regulatory framework for rendering the satellite-based communication services and refrain from booking or rendering the satellite internet services in India with immediate effect.

The Ministry said, given the fact that Starlink is not a licensee, the public is advised not to subscribe to Starlink services being advertised.

Sources : News On Air