Colombo, Nov 29 (newsin.asia) – Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has initiated a preliminary engagement with Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX, exploring the introduction of Starlink Internet Services.
What is Starlink?
Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. Within each coverage area, orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Using advanced satellites in a low orbit, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet.
Preliminary engagement was initiated with SpaceX in exploring the introduction of Starlink Internet Services in @SriLanka and the first round of discussions focused on regulatory aspects and prerequisites of initiating the service in the near future for Sri Lanka #Lka#trcsl
Earlier this month, Starlink had registered its business in India under a 100 per cent owned subsidiary, Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited. The SpaceX division, had, in a presentation said that it aims to have 200,000 Starlink devices in India by December 2022, 80% of which will be in rural districts. As per the presentation, it had received more than 5,000 pre-orders for its services in India.
Starlink Country Director for India Sanjay Bhargava, in a social media post earlier, had said that the pre-order from India has crossed 5,000 and the company is keen to work in rural areas for providing broadband services.