Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet Services has officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to provide satellite internet services in Pakistan.
According to a statement released by Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication on Monday, SpaceX Director for Global Licensing and Market Activation Ryan Goodnight met with Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haq to discuss the registration of SpaceX’s Starlink.
The meeting was held to investigate how Starlink’s fastest and least expensive satellite internet services could pave the way for reasonably priced broadband services across Pakistan.
The minister expressed hope that Starlink’s services could significantly reduce telecom operators’ operational costs even in remote areas.
The minister said, “Starlink can play a key role in this regard,” adding, “Our main goal is to provide broadband services to every area of Pakistan at a reasonable price.”
Ryan Goodnight thanked the minister for his cooperation and expressed his admiration for Pakistan’s expansion in the IT and telecom sectors. The foundational work is done, and we are now ready to move swiftly, Ryan said.