Sri Lanka Approves Elon Musk’s Starlink for Satellite Internet Service

Sri Lanka grants approval for Elon Musk's Starlink to provide satellite internet service.

  • Sri Lanka grants approval for Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide satellite internet service.
  • The move is expected to improve internet access, especially in remote regions.
  • President Ranil Wickremesinghe highlights the transformative potential for education, emergency communication, and economic sectors.

Elon Musk’s Starlink has received the green light from Sri Lanka to launch its satellite internet service, announced President Ranil Wickremesinghe. The approval promises to revolutionize internet access across the country, particularly in remote areas where connectivity has been limited.

President Wickremesinghe revealed that the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has approved Starlink’s satellite internet services, pending a two-week public consultation period. Elon Musk expressed gratitude for the approval, indicating his appreciation for the opportunity to expand internet access in Sri Lanka.

The decision has sparked excitement among Sri Lankans, with President Wickremesinghe emphasizing the transformative impact of Starlink. He believes that the service will open up new opportunities, especially for the youth, by providing faster and more reliable internet access. This improved connectivity will enable access to global education resources, foster collaboration on innovative projects, and empower individuals to thrive in the digital age.

Additionally, the enhanced internet connectivity will benefit various sectors, including education and fishing, by facilitating the distribution of relief packages and ensuring communication during emergencies. This approval aligns with Elon Musk’s vision of global internet connectivity, demonstrated by recent Starlink launches in Indonesia and Fiji, showcasing his commitment to bridging the digital divide worldwide.