A warning from the central government has increased the trouble of Elon Mask in India. Actually, Elon Musk’s company Starlink started the subscription process for satellite internet service, after which the government has appealed to the people to stay away from Starlink internet service. The central government says that Elon Musk’s Starlink is yet to get a license to provide satellite internet in India. The public is urged not to buy Starlink’s internet service subscription. This can also harm them.
The Department of Telecommunications has also said that Elon Musk’s Starlink is yet to be licensed in India. Musk’s company has ignored regulatory procedures. Musk will have to get approval from the government to provide Starlink’s internet service.
“The Department of Telecommunications Ministry of Communications, Government of India has pointed out that Starlink Internet Services is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India being advertised to the public… the government, (accordingly), has asked the company to comply with the Indian regulatory framework for rendering satellite-based communication services and refrain from booking/ rendering such services in India with immediate effect,” said Ministry of Communications in a statement issued Friday.
On Friday, the government told Indian citizens not to avail any service from the company as it does not have the requisite license.
“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. Given the fact that Starlink is not a licensee, the public is advised not to subscribe to Starlink services being advertised,” the Ministry further said.
Elon Musk’s Starlink recently started pre-booking for the internet service. It was only after this that the government appealed to the people not to buy subscriptions. Having said this, Starlink had issued a statement some time ago saying that it is looking forward to providing its services in India. The number of pre-bookings in the country has crossed 5000.
Starlink India director Sanjay Bhargava said last month announced on LinkedIn that the company has successfully registered its India subsidiary —Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited. “Pleased to share that SpaceX now has a 100% owned subsidiary in India.”
The company plans to roll out services across 200,000 active terminals in more than 160,000 districts by 2022.
Musk had recently claimed that Starlink will have the capability to transfer data at the speed of light. At present, the Starlink network relies on a dish, satellites, and ground stations, several online reports reveal. The company wants to get rid of these ground stations that have proved to be a hindrance for fast data transfers due to the long time they take to communicate with the satellites.