Elon Musk’s Starlink has stopped taking any bookings for its services in India following an order from the local government. It seems that the Government of India has ordered the company to stop pre-booking after requesting it to obtain the appropriate licenses before continuing to operate in the region.
The order from the Indian government was shared last month through a public consultation. The order from the Indian government was shared last month through a public advisory. In other words, the satellite-based Internet service provider is not yet licensed in the country.
According to the advice, the central government asked the public not to pay any money to the company backed by Elon Musk. In addition, the government told Starlink to stop taking bookings for satellite internet services in India “with immediate effect”.
Right now, the official Starlink pre-booking page is now reading Company “Not yet available in your area, but as we launch more satellites we continue to expand our coverage area, check back for future availability in your area. Previously, the company had accepted bookings in this area for a refundable deposit of US $ 99 (approximately US $ 7,400).
In addition, the government has asked the company to comply with the Indian regulatory framework before launching services in India. For those who do not know, Starlink announced a few months ago that it would launch its service in India with a focus on rural areas. We can expect the company to obtain the “required licenses” as it plans to launch its services worldwide.
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