Tesla CEO Elon Musk-backed satellite tv for pc broadband corporate Starlink has began providing refund of $99 (kind of round Rs 7,400) to customers in India who had pre-booked the provider. Overdue remaining yr, the Division of Telecom (DoT) ordered the satellite tv for pc web department of SpaceX to prevent accepting pre-orders in India because it had now not taken license to provide its products and services within the nation.
In an electronic mail communique to consumers who had paid the deposit, the corporate has requested to login into their accounts at the corporate’s site and ship request for cancellation and refund. “The refund can be issued instantly even if it’s going to take upto 10 days to be mirrored into your checking account,” says the email. As per the email, the company is refunding the deposit as it is not sure of the time it may take to get the license to operate in India.
Previously, Sanjay Bhargava, the country director Starlink said that the company may register for a commercial licence on or before the end of January 2022. Reports suggest that a presentation that was made by Bhargava stated that if Starlink could release the service by April it could achieve a goal of 200,000 Starlink devices in India by the end of 2022.
Starlink reportedly had received 5,000-plus pre-orders for its satellite Internet service till it was ordered by DoT to stop accepting the same till it gets regulatory approvals.
Starlink Satellite Communications Private Limited registered its business in India in November 2021, however, for the company to offer broadband services it needs licence.The company claims India to be one of its important markets.