Elon Musk’s Starlink, a US-based broadband service provider, had visited the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) headquarters in Islamabad to discuss the launch of satellite broadband access in Pakistan.
However, Elon Musk’s Starlink has recently started confirming internet broadband orders from Pakistan.
Earlier in the meeting, both sides discussed the provision of satellite broadband access in Pakistan and future plans to connect Pakistan to global networks through Starlink broadband services.
In addition, the PTA Chairman briefed Starlink representatives on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a digital Pakistan. He also emphasized the potential of a country’s internet services market. He assured him that PTA will provide full assistance for Starlink’s operational structure in Pakistan.
The delegation included Director Middle East & Asia, Ryan Goodnight, and Head of Global Site Acquisition, Ben Macwilliam, met with Chairman of PTA, Maj General Amir Azeem Bajwa (R), and Executive Director, Frequency Allocation Board.
Elon Musk’s satellite broadband services have previously begun pre-booking in India, but only in a few places due to regulatory problems. They plan to apply for a commercial license by January 31, 2022, and to launch it across India in the current year.