Malaysia’s Measat says it’ll make the best of the government’s open-arms invitation to Starlink

by Peter B. de Selding

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Satellite fleet operator Measat, which used its own money to pioneer rural satellite broadband in Malaysia, is now part of a joint government-industry connectivity program with an unexpected new player: SpaceX Starlink.

Starlink entered the scene in July when the Malaysian government, in a deal that included a Tesla investment in the country, agreed with SpaceX’s Elon Musk to allow Starlink to create a subsidiary in the country without requiring the usual minimum local ownership.

Starlink will pay . . .

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