Fri. Sep 29th, 2023
The Operation of Starlink in Malaysia Aligns with International Framework, Says MCMC

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has stated that the operation of Starlink in Malaysia adheres to international regulations. The MCMC relies on the framework established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), specifically the ITU Radio Regulations, when making decisions related to spectrum allocation and interference management.

Satellite services are inherently global, and the Radio Regulations provide a global framework for coordinating and regulating these services. The regulations clearly outline protection criteria and obligations to prevent harmful interference to existing services, as well as procedures for resolving any interference disputes. The MCMC confirms that the operation of Starlink in Malaysia is in line with this international framework.

In response to concerns raised about potential interference to existing telecommunications services and the coexistence study related to Starlink, the MCMC states that there have been no complaints of interference to date. If any interference is reported, it will be addressed through existing interference resolution mechanisms in accordance with national and international frameworks.

The MCMC further reveals that Starlink has been granted Malaysia Digital status, allowing it to operate in the country with its current ownership status. The decision was made after comprehensive assessments of the value and benefits that Starlink will bring. The MCMC conducted engagement sessions with key stakeholders to ensure their concerns and considerations were taken into account prior to granting the license.

In addition, the commission is committed to safeguarding the interests of the public and ensuring that all telecommunications services, including those provided by Starlink, comply with regulatory standards.

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