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Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka initiates discussion with Elon Musk's SpaceX over Starlink internet service


(MENAFN- NewsIn.Asia) 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. 

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TRCSL tweeted:

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

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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.

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