After India’s recent order, Elon Musk’s Starlink halts pre-booking in the country

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

Tesla boss Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Services has halted pre-booking of its upcoming satellite-based internet services in India.“Starlink is not yet available in your area but as we launch more satellites, we continue to expand our coverage area. Please check back for future availability in your area,” a notification on the website reads.

The Department of Telecom (DoT) last week said Starlink is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India and advised the public not to subscribe to the services that are being advertised by the company without a requisite licence in the country.

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