According to official sources, Starlink Internet Services has failed to satisfy the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and other stakeholders with regard to its technical plan, which is being considered for the country’s service launch.
According to official papers, the technical plan presented by Starlink is now being evaluated by the necessary parties.
In order to analyse the technical and business plan for Starlink, the Pakistani government is consulting with all relevant parties, including SUPARCO, LEAs, PTA, and FAB. This is because regional and international governments are debating whether to approve or reject Starlink due to various satellite regimes and security concerns.
The papers also said that the Law Enforcement Agency is looking into the security clearance of Starlink and related technological weaknesses, including its data hosting outside of the nation and usage of laser technology from satellite to satellite without using Earth Gateways.
After receiving approval from all parties, the PTA will proceed with awarding a licence or taking other appropriate steps.
Long Distance & International (LD1) and Local Loop (LL) licensees of PTA are permitted to offer satellite-based telephony services in their respective licenced regions in conformity with current regulatory regulations (s).
Starlink Internet Services Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. (Starlink), a subsidiary of Starlink Holdings Netherlands B.V., submitted applications for an LDI licence for Pakistan on February 24, 2022, and 14 x LL licences for all of Pakistan’s telecom regions on April 29, 2022.
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