The National Communications Authority (NCA) has described the sale and operation of Starlink in Ghana as illegal.
A statement issued by the NCA revealed that Starlink has neither been licensed in Ghana nor has any of its equipment been type-approved.
The NCA said the company is operating in Ghana without a license or authorisation from the Authority.
This the Authority stressed was in direct contradiction with the provisions of Section 3(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775, the Authority stressed.
“Except as otherwise provided under this Act a person shall not operate a public electronic communications service or network or provide voice telephony service without a license granted by the Authority,” the NCA said.
“Persons engaging in the sale or operations of the service are also directed to cease and desist immediately,” it stated.
Starlink is a satellite-based internet service provider that provides connectivity to underserved areas, as well as competitively priced service in more urbanised areas.
The company is a satellite internet constellation operated by American aerospace company SpaceX, providing coverage to over 60 countries. It also aims for global mobile phone service after 2023.
Read the full statement below