Internet of Things: Courtesy of Elon Musk’s Starlink

Minister of State for Technology Kanaka Herath said that the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka has given preliminary approval to “Starlink” to provide internet facility services in Sri Lanka through Seimati Technology.

The Minister of State mentioned that a period of 14 days has been given to receive public comments before giving permission for this internet service facility and only after that the Telecom Regulatory Commission can implement this internet service in Sri Lanka.

Internet of Things Courtesy of Elon Musks Starlink

Minister of State for Technology Kanaka Herath said the above in a press conference held at the Presidential Media Center today (07).

The Minister of State mentioned that high speed internet service can be provided to the education, research and fisheries sectors through this and there is a possibility of getting this internet facility from anywhere in the world.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who attended the high-level session of the 10th World Water Conference held in Indonesia recently, met the world-renowned businessman Elon Musk. During this meeting it was discussed to speed up the application process for connecting to “Starlink” network.

For this, permission was given to “Starlink” company to provide internet facility service through Seimati technology.

Around 2000 Starlink network centers have been installed around the world. And 32 countries already have high speed internet facility.

Minister of State for Technology Kanaka Herath further stated,

“Starting from today, we are going to bring a new change in the technology industry by getting internet facilities through the technology of Starlink.

Instead of limited internet facilities provided through towers till now, with this technology internet facility one can get internet facility from anywhere. Through this, there is a change in the technology sector. This website is very convenient for students, researchers and fishermen. With this technology you can get high speed internet. The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka has approved the provision of Semati Technology internet facility to Sterling. A period of 14 days has been given for public comments. It is expected that necessary action will be taken within two weeks after public comments are received.

Under Section 22 of the Telecommunication Regulatory Act, provision is made for provision of such Internet facilities through Semati Technology. President Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed to provide a relief package to school students, fishermen and researchers to get this internet service. Plans will be prepared for that in the future,” said the minister.

Madhusanga Dissanayake, Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka,

“starlink” company is not incorporated as a telephone network company in Sri Lanka, the company is recognized under section 17 and 22 of the Telecommunications Regulatory Act. Therefore, the existing Telecom Transactions Act will be amended and service license will be issued in future.

It costs between 400 – 600 USD to get this link. The monthly fee is 99 USD. With the internet facility provided by Seimati technology, you can access the internet from anywhere in the world. This internet service is many times faster than existing Piper technology internet service in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we can expect a better environment for the technology sector in the future,” he said.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Technological Research Kalanidhi Dharma Sri Kumarathunga also attended this press conference.

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