#23NewsBulletin – The Indian government has warned people not to subscribe to Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX aerospace company because it lacks a license to operate in the country.
According to a government statement, issued late Friday, Starlink was told to follow regulations and stop "booking/rendering satellite internet services in India with immediate effect."
On November 1, Starlink registered its company in India. It has begun advertising, and the government claims that it has begun pre-selling its service.
In response to a Reuters email, Starlink stated, "No comment for the time being."
A growing number of companies are launching small satellites as part of a low-Earth orbiting network to provide low-latency broadband internet services around the world, with a particular emphasis on remote areas where terrestrial internet infrastructure fails.