India’s telecom industry is now under the watch of big businessmen of the world. The owner of the SpaceX company, Elon Musk, has requested the Indian government to allow satellite-based broadband technologies. If the Indian government gives permission, then there will be a tough competition in the 2 big businessmen of the world.
Delhi: Who is not aware of the name of Elon Musk? He is counted among the big businessmen all over the world. Now Elon Musk intends to do business in India. On the basis of the Starlink project, Elon Musk has sought permission from the Indian government to do business. Now it has to be seen what the Government of India decides.
What is starlink project
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released a consultation paper in August last year to promote broadband connectivity in the country. After this, SpaceX has sought permission to let India do business. SpaceX Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs Patricia Cooper said that Starlink’s high-speed satellite network would help in the goal of connecting all people of India with broadbank connectivity.
SpaceX Company Profile
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has left more than 1 thousand satellites for Starlink Internet service. SpaceX has millions of subscribers in the US, UK and Canada. SpaceX has told investors that Starlink is eyeing in-flight internet, maritime services, demand and rural areas in India and China. This entire market is worth one trillion dollars. For several months, SpaceX has been launching Starlink satellites with its Falcon 9 rockets. 60 satellites are being sent at one time. The 17th Starlink was recently launched on 20 January. The company has 960 satellites active in Orbit.
The path to SpaceX is not easy
If SpaceX’s Starlink project gets an entry in India, then it will get a tough competition from Reliance Group. SpaceX will compete with Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. According to the report of Bank of America Global Research, the Jio 4G rollout has proved to be a game changer for India’s Internet sector. Jio has provided internet to users at affordable prices, which has given a big boost to data usage. There are now 65 million internet users in India who use 12 GB of data on an average every month. Jio has taken the market to a new height by providing data and services at affordable prices. In such a situation, the path of SpaceX does not seem easy.