India tells public to avoid Musk-backed Starlink until licensed

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SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks on a screen during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, ​​Spain, June 29, 2021. REUTERS / Nacho Doce / File Photo

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NEW DELHI, November 27 (Reuters) – The Indian government has advised people against subscribing to

Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX, as it is unlicensed to operate in the country.

A government statement issued on Friday evening said Starlink had been urged to comply with the regulations and to refrain from “reserving / rendering satellite internet services in India with immediate effect.”

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Starlink registered its activity in India on November 1. She started to advertise and, according to the government, she started to pre-sell her service. Read more

Responding to an email from Reuters, Starlink said: “No comment yet.”

A growing number of companies are launching small satellites as part of a low-earth orbit network to provide low-latency high-speed internet services around the world, with particular emphasis on remote areas as infrastructure. Terrestrial internet is difficult to reach. Read more

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Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Additional reporting by Aditi Shah, editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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