DoT warns Elon Musk’s Starlink for operating without license

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), part of the Ministry of Communications, issued a notice pointing out Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Indian subsidiary Starlink Satellite Communications Pvt. Ltd. is not authorised to offer satellite-based internet services in the country.

Authorities have discovered that Starlink has been advertising and has opened pre-booking for its Starlink Internet Service in India, according to the notice. Elon Musk's SpaceX has a wholly owned subsidiary in India called Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited, which is led by Sanjay Bhargava. The company ran into a similar regulatory snag almost a year ago when the Broadband India Forum (BIF) claimed it lacked the necessary licences to operate in the country.

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