Elon Musk’s SpaceX hints at India ambitions for Starlink’s satellite internet

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: November 18, 2020 5:37:48 pm

In initial tests of Starlink, the team has been collecting latency data and performing standard speed tests of the system (Source: SpaceX/Twitter)Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been working on bringing internet from space with Starlink, which will use satellites in the lower Earth orbit for this task. Now, there’s speculation that Starlink might have plans for India as the company has also responded to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) consultation paper regarding a roadmap to “Promote Broadband Connectivity and Enhanced Broadband.”
SpaceX’s response to TRAI’s paper was first highlighted by Medianama, and the PDF for the same can be found on TRAI’s website as well. TRAI put out the paper back in August 2020, and as is typical in such consultations, it expects responses from concerned parties. It is in this context that SpaceX has also made a submission.
The submission is made by Patricia Cooper, Vice President, Satellite Government Affairs at SpaceX. In the submission, Cooper notes, “Starlink’s high-capacity, high-speed, low-latency satellite network will advance the goal of delivering broadband connectivity in the near term to all Indians, particularly those without access …

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