December 8th, 2021 9:51 AM 0 COMMENTS

TRAI Follows DoT in Ordering Starlink to Stop Selling Pre-Bookings

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

December 6th, 2021 10:32 AM 3 COMMENTS

Starlink Connection Might Cost Rs 158000 Annually in India

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

December 4th, 2021 9:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Aims to Have 200K Terminals in India by December 2022

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

December 1st, 2021 4:08 PM 0 COMMENTS

SpaceX’s Starlink Launches 53 More Satellites From Cape Canaveral

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

November 30th, 2021 9:19 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink India Applies for Experimental License

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

November 28th, 2021 1:18 PM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink India Not Allowed to Sell Connections Without License

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

November 24th, 2021 1:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Expands to 20 Countries, Apologises for Order Delays

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

November 19th, 2021 2:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Makes a Move in India, Starts Hiring

Starlink, a satellite communications company owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX is looking to hire full-time employees in India. There are two job titles available in India - a) Director of Rural Transformation, and b) Executive Assistant. Sanjay Bhargava, India Head for Starlink shared about the available jobs in a LinkedIn post. People interested in taking the jobs have to apply for it through the website of SpaceX. The link is... Read More

November 13th, 2021 1:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Might Introduce New Type of Dish for India

[caption id="attachment_479158" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credits - The Verge[/caption] Starlink, a satellite broadband service provider owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, is expected to become a part of the Indian connectivity ecosystem from 2022. Since 2020 now, the company has been selling pre-bookings in India. The pre-booking connection is available for $99 or Rs 7,500 approximately. Starlink might ship a new kind of dish to users in India. The company recently... Read More

November 11th, 2021 7:09 AM 5 COMMENTS

Starlink and OneWeb Have Clearly Different Strategies for India

Two of the big names that are going to be a part of India’s satellite communications (satcom) industry are SpaceX owned Starlink and Bharti owned OneWeb. Both the satcom companies are gearing for global coverage. While the arrival of both the companies is exciting for the satcom fans in India, there are a few things that are very noticeable from all the developments so far. With respect to India, Starlink... Read More

November 4th, 2021 9:11 AM 2 COMMENTS

Starlink Subsidising Costs for Indian Users Heavily

Starlink, a SpaceX owned satellite broadband service provider, is subsidising costs for the Indian users heavily. The service is quite expensive, and if the cost was passed on to the customers, it would become unaffordable. Sanjay Bhargava, India head for Starlink, said that the benefits offered by the connection must outstrip the costs involved. According to an ET Telecom report, Bhargava said Starlink only wants to focus on areas that... Read More

November 2nd, 2021 12:38 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Plans to Operate 80% of Devices in Rural India by 2022 End

Starlink, a SpaceX owned satellite broadband company is currently in the process of figuring out the regulatory approval process in India. The company plans to enter the Indian market by mid-2022. Starlink’s India Director, Sanjay Bhargava along with his wife Anita Kapur Bhargava recently shared a video presentation demonstrating the company’s plan of rolling out satellite broadband service in rural India next year. Starlink Wants to Operate at Least 200,000... Read More

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