SpaceX registers Starlink as a company in South Africa, pending operation license


Executive Member
Jul 22, 2005
SpaceX officials are working with worldwide telecommunication regulators to obtain the necessary permits to offer broadband internet service. SpaceX has been registering Starlink under the name TIBRO in various countries. Recently, a Twitter user who goes by the name ‘Megaconstellations,’ found the company registered Starlink in South Africa. Initially, it registered the internet company under the name “TIBRO South Africa” and then changed the company’s name to “SpaceX Internet Services South Africa,” according to official filings, pictured below. However, SpaceX is still pending approval to provide internet in the country. Starlink needs to obtain an operation license, known as an Electronic Communications Services (ECS) license and frequency allocation license to begin offering service to customers.