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MACRA licenses Starlink to provide satellite broadband in Malawi

25 Oct 2022

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has announced that it has granted a licence to operate high speed, low latency satellite broadband services to Starlink, the satellite internet service of SpaceX. According to the regulator, the process commenced in February 2022 and the authorisation was granted after ‘following Starlink’s successful licence application and subsequent negotiations’. MACRA added that the firm has been issued with a Network Facilities licence, a Network Services concession and an Application Services licence. Starlink’s low-orbit satellites are designed to offer high speed, low latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.

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