Starlink, the satellite tv for pc web enterprise of house exploration firm SpaceX, has formally utilized to acquire a license in Türkiye, simply days after its founder Elon Musk met President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan within the U.S.
The corporate’s utility to the Info and Communication Applied sciences Authority (BTK) for its satellite tv for pc web service was confirmed by Ömer Fatih Sayan, Türkiye’s deputy transport and infrastructure minister.
“Starlink, which presents low Earth orbit satellite tv for pc providers, expressed their need to function in our nation,” Sayan wrote on the social media platform X, previously often known as Twitter.
“In response to their request, we performed a productive assembly at present with SpaceX representatives on the Info and Communication Applied sciences Authority,” he mentioned.
Sayan mentioned they’d collect suggestions from stakeholders, together with the telecommunications sector and the general public, relating to the satellite tv for pc providers on Monday.
The announcement got here after Erdoğan obtained Musk, who can be the pinnacle of electrical carmaker Tesla, in New York, the place he addressed the United Nations Normal Meeting.
Erdoğan and Musk have held a string of conferences each in Türkiye and on the sidelines of worldwide boards, growing a friendship that they prolonged final Sunday.
Through the assembly, Musk mentioned SpaceX wished to work with Turkish authorities to acquire the required license to supply Starlink satellite tv for pc providers in Türkiye.
Erdoğan mentioned Türkiye was open to cooperation on Starlink.
Musk’s SpaceX has been working with Türkiye’s house trade, launching a few of its communication satellites.
Erdoğan additionally invited Musk to ascertain a Tesla manufacturing facility in Türkiye. For his half, Musk mentioned that many Turkish suppliers are already working with Tesla and that Türkiye was among the many most vital candidates for its subsequent manufacturing facility.
“We mentioned with Musk each Tesla’s funding in Türkiye and taking joint steps in house research. I hope they are going to conduct a joint examine with our mates,” the president informed reporters on Thursday.
Erdoğan mentioned Musk would “almost certainly” come to Türkiye quickly and go to the nation’s largest aviation and know-how competition. Teknofest is about to kick off within the Aegean province of Izmir on Sept. 27 and final by way of Oct. 1.