Ghana’s Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Warning to Unauthorized Starlink Operations

NCA cautions public, denounces Starlink operations in Ghana, citing lack of approval and violation of regulations.

The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana has raised concerns about the reported sale of Starlink equipment and its purported operations in Ghana. In an official statement, the NCA clarified that it has not granted any license for Starlink’s operations in the country, nor has it approved any of their equipment for use.

According to the NCA, any entity offering electronic communication services in Ghana without proper authorization from the authority is in direct violation of Section 3(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2008, Act 775. This section explicitly states that operating a public electronic communications service or network, or providing a voice telephony service without a license granted by the NCA is strictly prohibited.

The public is strongly advised against engaging with any equipment or service claiming to be affiliated with Starlink. Additionally, individuals involved in the sale or operations of such services are directed to cease their activities immediately.

The NCA emphasized its commitment to ensuring fair participation and competition in the market, with a focus on protecting both licensed operators and consumers.

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