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 is in accordance with the international framework. The MCMC relies on the guidelines provided by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), specifically the ITU Radio Regulations, when making decisions related to spectrum allocation and interference management.

The ITU Radio Regulations serve as a global framework for coordinating and regulating satellite services. It includes protection criteria and procedures for resolving interference disputes, with obligations to prevent harmful interference to existing services. Therefore, the operation of Starlink in Malaysia is in line with this international framework.

The MCMC addressed concerns raised by a tech portal regarding potential interference to existing telecommunications services and the coexistence study pertaining to Starlink. However, to date, there have been no complaints of interference. If any interference occurs, it will be addressed through existing resolution procedures based on national and international frameworks.

Starlink has been granted Malaysia Digital status, allowing it to operate in the country with its current ownership status. This decision was made after assessing the value and benefits that Starlink will provide. Before granting the license, MCMC conducted engagement sessions with key stakeholders to ensure their concerns and considerations were taken into account.

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