The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is in contact with SpaceX about the possible use of Starlink in the Gaza Strip, but delivering the necessary equipment to the sector remains a challenge at the moment, an ITU spokesman said.
“The International Telecommunication Union, along with other UN agencies, is in contact with SpaceX regarding the possibility of using Starlink services in the Gaza Strip,” an ITU spokesman said.
“At the moment, delivering the necessary terminal equipment to Gaza remains a challenge,” he added.
Earlier, American billionaire Elon Musk stated that satellite communications services of the Starlink network would be provided to internationally recognized organizations providing assistance in the Gaza Strip. At the same time, Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi said that the country will use all available means to prevent Hamas from using Starlink satellite communications, Haaretz reported.
Starlink is a next-generation satellite network designed to provide broadband Internet access anywhere on the planet. There are currently about 4.2 thousand Starlink satellites in orbit.