New Delhi: Starlink Internet In India: World famous billionaire Elon Musk is planning to launch his satellite internet service in India under his Starlink brand. SpaceX has started aggressively seeking permits to launch satellite internet services in the country. SpaceX becomes the third company to apply for this type of permit. This information has been revealed from a report of Economic Times on Wednesday. The report said the government is seeking approval under the SpaceX Act for landing rights and market access. Besides, the company will seek approval from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for setting up local gateways (earth stations). SpaceX and the DoT have yet to respond to questions from Reuters.
Musk will directly clash with Mukesh Ambani
The report also said that SpaceX will soon apply to the Indian authorities for a Global Mobile Personal Communications By Satellite (GMPCS) license. However, no information has been given regarding this till now. Earlier, Bharti Group-owned OneWeb and the satellite wing of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio have applied for satellite internet services.
There was a ban on pre-ordering satellite broadband services in the country
The Indian government had banned all pre-orders of Starlink in the country this year. The government had said that it cannot take pre-orders until it gets a license to operate in the country. Earlier in January, a media report had revealed that Starlink had started emailing users who placed pre-orders in the country for refunds. Starlink is working on launching its service in 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies of the country.