Government asks Indians not to sign up for Elon Musk's starlink internet
New Delhi : The government on Saturday issued an advisory to Indians asking them not to sign up for Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX aerospace company, as currently it does not have a licence to operate in the country.
A government statement issued late on Friday said Starlink had been told to comply with regulations and refrain from "booking/rendering the satellite internet services in India with immediate effect".
The internet service company Starlink registered its business in India on November 1, 2021. The advertisement for the same has begun, but the government said that the company has also started pre-selling its service.
Responding to a Reuters email, Starlink said: "No comment for now".
A growing number of companies are launching small satellites as part of a low-Earth orbiting network to provide low-latency broadband internet services around the world, with a particular focus on remote areas that terrestrial internet infrastructure struggles to reach.