Elon Musk backed Starlink has registered its business in India on Monday. It is planning to launch internet services in the country, as per the company documents filed with the government.
Starlink is the satellite internet division of billionaire Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX.
Having a local unit will help the company to apply for licenses which it needs to provide broadband and other satellite-based communication services.
Sanjay Bhargava, country director for Starlink, said in a Linkedin post, “Pleased to share that SpaceX now has a 100% owned subsidiary in India.”
“We can now start applying for licenses, open bank accounts, etc,” said Bhargava, who according to his LinkedIn profile joined the company only in October.
In India, Starlink plans to “carry on the business of telecommunication services” including satellite broadband internet services, content storage and streaming, multi-media communication, among others, as per the company filing.
It will also deal in devices such as satellite phones, network equipment, wired and wireless communication devices, as well as data transmission and reception equipment, it said.
Starlink said it will focus on “catalyzing rural development” in India through its broadband services, according to a company presentation shared by Bhargava on LinkedIn over the weekend.
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