Tuesday, 27 February

Starlink Internet not licensed – NCA warns public of illegal operations

Starlink symbol

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has issued a strong warning against the utilisation and sale of Starlink internet services, insisting it is operating illegally. 

The NCA clarified that Starlink has not been licensed, and none of its equipment has received approval for use within the country.

In a statement released on Thursday, December 7, the NCA emphasised that it has "neither licensed the operations of Starlink in Ghana nor type-approved any of their equipment." 

The regulatory body invoked Section 3(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775, emphasising that operating electronic communication services without proper authorisation is a direct violation.

The NCA urged the public to abstain from engaging with any equipment or service claiming to be affiliated with Starlink. 

Additionally, it directed individuals involved in the sale or operation of such services to cease their activities promptly.

Reassuring the public of its commitment to fair market participation and competition, the NCA affirmed its role in upholding the law to safeguard both licensees and consumers.

Source: classfmonline.com