Haiti: Availability of Starlink Satellite Internet service postponed to first quarter of 2023
Saturday, December 31, 2022 ((rezonodwes.com))–
Scheduled for the last quarter of 2022 (Q4 2022), Starlink/SpaceX’s high-access satellite Internet access service is still unavailable to potential users in Haiti.
On the Starlink site, it is announced that, according to Musk, the company aims to cover Haiti from the first quarter of 2023.
Availability is subject to regulatory approval, Starlink points out.
Recall that in this case, the Telecom Regulator in Haiti had informed in a press release at the beginning of December 2022 that Elon Musk’s company, Starlink, had not yet obtained the “right to operate”.
CONATEL specified that a first step had been taken in the approval process with the approval of Starlink users’ earth stations.
Type approval is the process by which the authority assesses the equipment’s compliance with established standards and authorizes it to operate in an area, he said.
The approval of a given equipment does not correspond to a right to operate a network or a service. This right is established by the license that will be granted after the tenderer has fulfilled all the technical, administrative and financial obligations required by laws and regulations, he noted.
According to Conatel, this principle applies to every tenderer and does not suffer from any exception.
Finally, it should be noted that Starlink’s satellite internet access service is already available in many Caribbean countries, including the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, Antigua/Barbuda, Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc.
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