Starlink, a SpaceX owned satellite communications (satcom) company, has signed its first in-flight Wi-Fi deal. JSX, a semi-private jet service, will be purchasing in-flight Wi-Fi service from Starlink. The deal involves 100 aircraft to be equipped with Starlink terminals. The value of the partnership is unknown at the moment. Internet on commercial airlines will be one of the biggest advantages of satellite broadband services. Other satcom companies are also trying... Read More
The satcom industry (satellite communications) is still fairly young and new compared to the terrestrial networks telecom industry. However, in a very short period, the importance of global companies in the satcom sector has increased. Companies such as Starlink, OneWeb, and more can provide connectivity services even when the terrestrial networks infrastructure or power supply is damaged. During war scenarios such as what is happening in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, satcom... Read More
If you want a satellite broadband connection that could deliver high bandwidth and low latency, the ‘Starlink Premium’ is here to do just that. The company is now offering two kinds of Starlink —a) the Standard one and b) the Starlink Premium. It is a high-performance antenna built to deliver better downloading speeds and lower latency. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, the parent company of Starlink, said in a tweet... Read More
Starlink India Head, Sanjay Bhargava has resigned citing personal reasons. This comes right after the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) ordered the company to refund all the pre-orders to the Indian customers. Starlink was also denied the authority to accept pre-bookings as it didn’t have the commercial license to offer services in the country yet. In a LinkedIn post, late Tuesday, Bhargava wrote that December 31, 2021, was his last working... Read More
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked Starlink India to refund all the pre-orders it has taken until now. Starlink reached out to the customers and asked them to claim their refund by signing in to their account and clicking on ‘Cancel and Request Refund’. This is a big blow to the company and one that will certainly affect its business in India. The DoT and the Telecom Regulatory Authority... Read More
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sent a letter to Starlink asking the SpaceX owned satellite broadband company to stop selling pre-bookings in India. As per an ET report, the regulator has said that due to not having necessary approvals and licenses, the company shouldn’t engage in any sort of telecom business and collect any related fee from the Indian consumers. The timing of the letter is a... Read More
Starlink, a satellite communications (satcom) company trying to provide global satellite broadband coverage plans to enter Indian territory with commercial services in 2022. The company has shared expected equipment and service cost for the Indian market. Sanjay Bhargava, India Head, Starlink, shared the cost/benefit analysis via a link in a LinkedIn post. The expected cost of the connection for the first year might go up to Rs 1,58,000 for the... Read More
Starlink India is planning to apply for the commercial license on or before January 31, 2022. The satellite communications (satcom) company has prepared two guides for the same. One guide is for the individuals and private sector while the other one is for the state and union territories, wrote Sanjay Bhargava, Starlink India Head, on his LinkedIn post on Friday. The company is planning to have up to 200K terminals... Read More
Elon Musk’s flagship company SpaceX launched an additional 53 Starlink satellites from Pad 40 of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station today at 7.19 am EST. The 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket successfully vaulted off the pad and delivered the satellites to the low-Earth orbit in about 15 minutes. Weather stood favourable for the launch. According to the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron, mostly clear sky and mild temperatures were reported.... Read More
SpaceX owned Starlink has applied for a license in India to begin pilot services. To recall, the satellite communications company had been asked by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to stop selling pre-bookings in India as it didn’t have any regulatory approvals to do so. Thus, Starlink has applied for a license now to fall in line with the local laws. According to a TNN report, Starlink has applied for... Read More
Starlink India is not allowed to sell pre-bookings anymore. The company had started selling pre-bookings for $99 or approximately Rs 7500 last year. SpaceX owned Starlink needs to get regulatory approvals and license to sell services in India before it can sell pre-bookings. According to an ET Telecom report, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the company to comply with the Indian regulatory framework and stop taking new pre-bookings... Read More
SpaceX owned satellite communications (Satcom) company Starlink has apologised to customers for delays in estimated delivery times of the product. Through an email verified by TelecomTalk, Starlink has said that these delays have occurred due to the silicon shortages over the last six months, which has affected the expected production rate and targets of the company. Users who want to check the estimated delivery time of their Starlink kit can... Read More
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