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Get licence before offering satellite-based services: Telecom Dept to Starlink Internet Services

ANI | Updated: Nov 26, 2021 23:05 IST


New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, on Friday pointed out that 'Starlink Internet Services' is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India being advertised to the public.
According to a press release issued by the ministry, it has come to notice that Starlink has started pre-selling/booking the satellite-based 'Starlink Internet Services' in India.

For rendering satellite-based services in India, requisite license(s) from the Department of Telecommunications is required, the Ministry said in the statment.
The said company has not obtained any license/authorization for rendering satellite-based internet services that are being booked on their website, it added.
Accordingly, the government has asked the company to comply with the Indian regulatory framework for rendering the satellite-based communication services and refrain from booking/rendering the satellite internet services in India with immediate effect. (ANI)

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