Ministry of Information Technology and Communication Satellite Internet company granted operating permit starlinkOwned by Elon Musk to operate in Colombia and through this technology, connectivity throughout the country, especially to hard-to-reach areas.
In our path to close the digital gap from all perspectives, the entry of this new company into the country will mean a vast improvement in the way regions are connected.
It will also, eventually, allow the implementation of 5G in Colombia to be strengthened.
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“In our path to close the digital gap from all perspectives, the entry of this new company into the country will mean a substantial improvement in the way regions are connected, thanks to the satellite technology of actors such as Starlink. The market will expand the offer, and thanks to the benefits established in the new arrangement, money that MinTIC stops receiving as payment for spectrum usage can be reinvested to improve service to the end user. “, to be confirmed ICT Minister, Carmen Ligia Valderrama Rojas.
The use of spectrum permitted by this company for satellite services may be used for radio signals, television, cellular mobile telephone networks, etc.
Permit was processed on the basis of 2022 resolution 376Which establishes a new satellite system for the country, which wants to modernize the sector and update the compensation standards for spectrum usage.
In the medium term, it is expected that the arrival of new actors in the country will increase like Starlink and also companies already operating with this technology in Colombia modernize their services.