Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, announced on Monday that the business is near to having 100 operational Starlinks, the company’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after tweeting that he planned to launch the service in the midst of protests across the Islamic country.
Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, in a tweet on Monday.
The entrepreneur stated in September that he will launch Starlink in Iran as part of a US-backed campaign to “promote internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.
In the midst of nationwide protests, the satellite-based broadband service might assist Iranians in circumventing the government’s limitations on access to the internet and some social media platforms.
The Islamic Republic has been involved in demonstrations that began after the death in September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody after being seized by the morality police for wearing “unsuitable clothes”.
Source – Reuters