India asks SpaceX Starlink to stop soliciting preorders, 9 months after it started, until it has an operating license

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Indian government’s warning to consumers not to preorder SpaceX Starlink satellite broadband terminals before the company receives an operating license came nine months after the solicitations began.

Starlink began soliciting subscription reservations in India early this year, asking for $99 deposits to preorder terminals.

The practice drew a protest from the Broadband India Forum, which noted that multiple other companies including Hughes Network Systems, Viasat Inc., SES, OneWeb and Telesat Lightspeed, have . . .

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