Starlink secures licensing approval for terminals from Ofcom

12 Jan 2021

Starlink, the broadband satellite internet service of SpaceX, has received licensing approval for its user terminals from British telecommunications regulator Ofcom, Bloomberg reports. With the development paving the way for Starlink to enter the UK broadband sector, it was noted that the regulatory authorisation had actually been granted back in November 2020, according to an Ofcom spokesperson cited by the report.

Meanwhile, Light Reading notes that Starlink’s satellite-based broadband connectivity is expected to be tested by a small group of trial users in the near future, with invitations understood to have been sent out earlier this month. Looking towards the launch of commercial services, British consumers are expected to be charged GBP439 (USD593) for the equipment needed to connect to Starlink’s service when it launches, while the ongoing monthly charge will be GBP84 for a broadband plan offering average downlink speeds of between 100Mbps and 150Mbps.

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