SpaceX’s Starlink now operational in Indonesia

SpaceX has launched its Starlink satellite internet in Indonesia, with Elon Musk visiting the country over the weekend to debut the service. During the visit, Musk presented a video demonstrating how Starlink can address health needs in the country through real-time data input enabled by high-speed internet.

He expressed his excitement about bringing connectivity to places with low connectivity and emphasized the benefits of internet connectivity for remote islands. Indonesia’s Communications Minister, Budi Arie Setiadi, stated that while Starlink is now commercially available in the country, the government’s focus will be on making the services accessible in outer and underdeveloped regions.

Indonesia is now the third Southeast Asian country to have access to Starlink, following Malaysia and the Philippines. The minister also expressed hope that a Tesla plant would still be considered for Indonesia, raising the possibility of further technological investment in the country.

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