Malaysia Grants License to Starlink for Internet Services

It’s a Go: Starlink Will Soon Provide Internet Services to Malaysia

In today’s digital age, access to the internet has become more important than ever. Recognizing the need for high-speed internet services in both populated and rural areas of the country, the Malaysian government has granted the Network Facility and Service Provider License to Elon Musk’s Starlink.

Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital of Malaysia, revealed the move in a series of posts on Twitter on July 20.

According to Fadzil, the license allows Starlink to provide internet services in Malaysia, especially in rural areas. He further explained that, due to geographical challenges, 3% of the populated areas in the country don’t have access to the Internet.

Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, runs Starlink, a satellite internet service that’s already present in more than 40 countries worldwide. The service uses low-earth orbit satellites to provide high-speed internet to its members. As Starlink sets up its operations in Malaysia, the government hopes to achieve 100% internet access in all populated areas.

Fadzil also expressed that the company will prioritise schools, including tertiary institutions.

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