US, Norway duck issue of illicit Starlink use in Iran, tell ITU it’s Iran’s government that’s using the service

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — U.S. and Norwegian regulators told the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that the use of SpaceX Starlink terminals in Iran is unauthorized by SpaceX and that it could be the Iranian government that is using the service.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Norwegian Communications Authority were responding to ITU requests that they account for what Iran says is months-long use of Starlink through terminals smuggled into Iranian territory.

Norway and the United States are both responsible for Starlink’s ITU registration.

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