Starlink, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture, has been authorised in Romania, Ziarul Financiar reports. The announcement was made on LinkedIN by Sabin Sarmas, chairman of the IT&C Commission of the Chamber of Deputies.
‘Starlink, Elon Musk’s famous satellite internet service, has also been licensed in Romania. What does this mean for us Romanians? That we are one step closer to having internet access in any corner of the country, no matter how isolated it may be, because in addition to high-speed fibre-optic internet, we will also have satellite internet on a large scale,’ Sarmas wrote in his LinkedIN post.
According to the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), Starlink was issued a licence to provide internet access services on 2 March. Although the operator has yet to begin taking orders in Romania, customers are invited to pre-order the service by paying a deposit of USD99.