Tue. Sep 26th, 2023
The Expansion of Starlink Satellite Devices in Sabah and Sarawak

The Communications and Digital Ministry has announced its plans to expand the installation of Starlink satellite devices in Sabah and Sarawak, with a particular focus on rural areas. Deputy Minister Teo Nie Ching confirmed that two devices have already been installed in Bau and Julau, Sarawak this month.

This initiative aims to bridge the digital divide and improve internet connectivity in areas where traditional infrastructure is lacking. By deploying Starlink satellite devices, the government hopes to provide reliable and high-speed internet access to residents in rural parts of Sabah and Sarawak.

Incomplete and inconsistent internet coverage has been a persistent issue in these regions, hindering economic development and educational opportunities for the local communities. The expansion of Starlink will help to overcome this challenge, enabling residents to access online services, educational resources, and e-commerce platforms, among other benefits.

The Starlink satellite devices work by creating a network of small, low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that beam internet signals directly to user terminals on the ground. This revolutionary technology bypasses the need for traditional ground-based infrastructure, making it a viable solution for remote areas.

By leveraging the global coverage provided by these satellites, the installation of Starlink devices will enable residents in Sabah and Sarawak to enjoy internet connectivity that is comparable to urban areas. This digital transformation will open up new possibilities for remote work, telemedicine, and online education, contributing to the overall development of these regions.

The government’s commitment to expanding the installation of Starlink satellite devices demonstrates its dedication to bridging the digital gap and ensuring equal opportunities for all Malaysians, irrespective of their geographical location. With improved access to reliable internet, the people of Sabah and Sarawak can look forward to a brighter and more connected future.