Elon Musk’s Satellite Broadband Company Announces to Open its First Office in Pakistan

The US-based global satellite broadband provider, Starlink has announced to open its office in Pakistan, which would be the company’s first in South Asia.

This was confirmed by Omar Malik, Member Telecom, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication while talking to ProPakistani here on Wednesday.

Malik said that a delegation of the US-based global satellite broadband provider, Starlink, consisting of Director Middle East & Asia, Ryan Goodnight, and Head of Global Site Acquisition, Ben Macwilliam, called on the Minister of IT & Telecom, Syed Amin Ul Haque, to discuss the Policy & Operation model.

Starlink mentioned that Starlink Pakistan has already registered and it will shortly open office, which will be it’s first in South Asia. SpaceX also showed interest in Space of Things & Internet of Things set up in Pakistan, he added.

Member Telecom briefed about Balanced Space Satellite Regime that shall facilitate the LEO satellite services. Minister IT & Telecom shared the details of the teledensity of broadband in Pakistan, adding that this win-win situation will help achieve the ministry’s vision of “ Broadband for All “ and the PM vision of Digital Pakistan.

Later on, the delegation met with Secretary IT and he assured of his maximum support in further facilitating the business set up.

  • What about any information about pricing? In general at current rates of Starlink setup and monthly cost and our ever increasing USD hike, it will not be affordable to many Pakistani public.

  • Our neighbor country already rejected the proposal of starlink due to not settlements of benefits to country but our blind ministers not seeing such regulations to be imposed on international companies and to provide ease to our people government..

  • Matter is when a person cannot afford the satellite voice call, how become the satellite broadband will be feasible?
    Rather to satellite broadband, the govt should focus on existing broadband services and let the operators to offer the speed/quality like advanced countries have. Then after years of this improvement we can think about satellite broadband.

  • This is better for rural areas specially, also this will lead other operators to provide better service.

  • Agree with koko, indian rejected the purposal along with the fb of free internet, not sure the exact policies but we may havr to think about the securities, china is a role model in internet domain for us as social services creating a paradigm shaping our future generation and chaos in another realm

  • The government must negotiate with them to hand over management of Starlink Pakistan to our erstwhile Armed Forces retirees of ranks General, Brigadier, et all for the sole purpose of welfare of Shuhada and their families.

    If you post or opine against this, you are a treacherous traitor, a fifth generation warfare spy and must be summarily executed (hanged till death).

  • Good for remote areas where one can share the internet. The internet speed is awesome but it’s costly for single household users.
    19000/- monthly, 90,000 for device without tax.
    but many people and companies will benefit from this.

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