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Starlink is sold on black markets around the world – media

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Bloomberg said that the fight against illegal terminals in Kazakhstan this year had almost no effect on Starlink usage.

Starlink terminals are sold on black markets around the world, which is a global problem and questions SpaceX’s control over them. Bloomberg reported this.

The media said that in Yemen, where a civil war has been raging for ten years, a government official admitted that Starlink is widely used.

The terminals are also used in Sudan, where a year-long civil war has led to accusations of genocide, crimes against humanity and millions of people fleeing their homes.

Sudan circumvents the blockade by bringing Starlink to the Darfur region. The devices are registered in Dubai. They were first flown to Uganda and then through South Sudan by car to Sudan.

In South Africa, on social media, providers offer to activate terminals in Mozambique, where they are licensed, and then deliver them to South African customers.

Residents of countries where Starlink does not have legal coverage activate terminals in “licensed” countries or pay for them with international bank cards.

The government’s crackdown on illegal terminals in Kazakhstan has had little impact on Starlink usage this year. According to a trader who imports the equipment and does not want to discuss it publicly, the actions of the authorities have only led to higher prices on the black market. Before government intervention, customers could buy the company’s equipment and receive it through local mail.

As we have already written, in early February information appeared that the Russian front began to use Starlink terminals. GUR later confirmed the data and made the evidence public. According to intelligence data, the Russian Federation receives Starlink terminals through third countries thanks to the so-called parallel import.

However, SpaceX owner Elon Musk assured that his company is not selling Starlink terminals to Russia directly or indirectly.

However, Democrats in the US House of Representatives launched an investigation into SpaceX due to reports of use of Starlink satellite Internet service by Russian troops in Ukraine.


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