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Elon Musk ready to provide internet in villages in India

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Starlink, the company of the world’s richest person Elon Musk, has got registered in India. On Monday, Musk’s satellite internet provider Starlink has registered. SpaceX owner Elon Musk is going to provide internet services in India. For this, his company Starlink has also got registration done in India. This company named Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited is planning to provide internet services in India. Registering a local company in India will enable Starlink to apply for licenses issued by the Government of India for providing broadband and other services. Sanjay Bhargava, director of Starlink in India, announced this through LinkedIn. See, the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 Bhargava wrote in a post, “We can now start applying for licenses, opening bank accounts etc.

Bhargava started working with this company in October itself. Low Earth Orbit Services Elon Musk had revealed in September itself that he was going to start internet services in India. In a tweet on September 1, Musk said that a “regulatory approval process” is underway. There is an increasing number of companies around the world that are setting up small satellites in low Earth orbit. is one of those companies. Starlink also wants to focus on villages in India.

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In India, it will compete with Amazon’s Kuiper and OneWeb, a joint company of the British Government and Bharat Enterprise. According to the documents filed by Starlink for registration, the company wants to do business in telecommunication services in India, which includes satellite broadband internet services, content storage and services like streaming and multimedia communication. Apart from this, the company will also do less in the field of satellite phones, network equipment and wireless and wired devices and data transmission. Starlink has said that it will focus on acting as a catalyst for rural development through its broadband services. Bhargava has also posted a presentation on LinkedIn in which the company’s policies on strategies have been explained in detail. Village Meditation The company says that once it is allowed to provide the services, it will provide free equipment to 100 rural schools in and around Delhi in the first phase. After this, its focus will be on 12 rural districts across India. According to the presentation, Starlink aims to have two lakh Starlink devices across the country by December next year.

Out of this, it wants to make 80 percent available in rural areas of the country. The company has already got five thousand orders. Starlink is currently providing services in 14 countries including Australia, Chile, UK and USA. The company provides a kit that includes a Wi-Fi router, power supply, cables and a mounting tripod. The router connects directly to the satellite. But the quality of internet services depends on whether the sky is clear or not. Setup etc. is done through a mobile app. VK/AA (Reuters).

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