SpaceX Starlink has proven to be the go-to solution to connect regions around the world where the internet is completely unavailable. The company currently operates a constellation of nearly 5,000 Starlink satellites in Low Earth Orbit that beam data directly to customer user terminals globally. The Starlink hardware can be easily deployed anywhere, it is a pizza-sized antenna and Wi-Fi router that just require to be connected to an electricity source to receive data from the satellites in orbit. This is an ideal solution for hard-to-reach areas where fiber-optic internet services would be too difficult and expensive to build.
Starlink recently became available in Malaysia soon after SpaceX founder Elon Musk had a video conference with Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to discuss bringing connectivity to the country, as previously reported by TESMANIAN in July.
The Minister of Communications & Digital Member of the Malaysia Parliament Fahmi Fadzil shared that SpaceX’s Starlink service is now available at remote regions across the country. These past weeks, He has shared photographs of different communities where the Starlink user terminals have been installed. “5 days ago, YAB Prime Minister went down to Kampung Orang Asli Tonggang, Perak. In the area, there are over 400 residents, but there is no internet access. I have asked MCMC to install Starlink and Alhamdulillah yesterday a unit was installed there,” shared Fadzil on August 28 in Malay language (all quotes were translated). “Largely unbound by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink can be deployed quickly around the world, even for those in the most remote and rural locations,” Starlink representatives captioned the photograph via X.com.
Most recently, on September 15, Fadzil shared that another community has received Starlink benefits. “Alhamdulillah a Starlink unit has been installed in Dewan Kg Puak, Bau, Kuching on 6 September. Today, I visited the area to check the quality of the internet service and personally meet the local residents,” he shared. “This area does not have internet access. Alhamdulillah with the installation of Starlink here, it benefits almost 80 local residents. To date, we have installed 8 Starlink units in areas with poor internet access. Two in Sabah, two in Sarawak, and one each in Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, and Johor,” shared Fadzil (see the photographs linked below).
Largely unbound by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink can be deployed quickly around the world, even for those in the most remote and rural locations 🛰️🇲🇾 https://t.co/tMCGrpyK4w— Starlink (@Starlink) August 29, 2023
Kawasan ini memang tiada akses internet.— Fahmi Fadzil 🇲🇾 (@fahmi_fadzil) September 16, 2023
Alhamdulillah dengan pemasangan Starlink di sini, ianya memanfaatkan hampir 80 orang penduduk setempat. pic.twitter.com/6txEMZHWEi
Sehingga hari ini, kita telah memasang 8 unit Starlink di kawasan yang mempunyai akses internet yang teruk.— Fahmi Fadzil 🇲🇾 (@fahmi_fadzil) September 16, 2023
Dua di Sabah, dua di Sarawak, dan setiap satu di Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, dan Johor. pic.twitter.com/uzVJrurOhE
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Featured Images Source: Minister of Communications & Digital Member of the Malaysia Parliament Fahmi Fadzil
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