Starlink makes use of India for antenna manufacturing |
By Chris Forrester
July 14, 2021
Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband satellite service plans to use Indian manufacturers to build its customer antennas and user modems and terminals.
Starlink is slated for launch in India in 2022.
“SpaceX is excited to find ways to work with Indian industry to manufacture products for its Starlink devices,” said Matt Botwin, director (market access with the Starlink program) during SpaceX’s first official interaction with the secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Anshu. Prakash this week.
Botwin added that Starlink has always been looking for ways to maximize the efficiency of its (global) supply chain and “is now looking forward to working with its partners in India to identify these opportunities”.
Starlink wasn’t the only business meeting with the Indian DoT that day. Also in the room were officials from OneWeb, Hughes Systems, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea, and India’s Telecom Regulator.