Malaysia issues license to Starlink to provide internet services

Malaysia has issued a license to Starlink, the satellite communications service started by Elon Musk, to provide internet services in the country, particularly in remote areas, its communications minister said on Thursday.
SpaceX Starlink satellite internetMinister Fahmi Fadzil said in a Facebook post that Starlink, which is operated by Musk’s SpaceX, would begin by providing its services to schools and higher education institutions.

The government was also prepared to work with satellite communications firms, including Starlink, to ensure 100 percent internet coverage in populated areas, Fahmi said.

Around three percent of populated areas in Malaysia face issues with internet access, due to geographical and infrastructure challenges, he added.