National Telecom may lose OneWeb deal

29 May 2024

Thailand’s state telco National Telecom (NT) is reportedly at risk of losing its partnership with Eutelsat OneWeb, as the LEO satellite operator is said to be considering moving its regional gateway out of the country because of ongoing delays.

According to local media, Eutelsat OneWeb is allegedly meeting with a major telecom operator in Taiwan to discuss the possibility of establishing a gateway there instead of Thailand.

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Starlink launches Indonesian services

23 May 2024

Starlink has officially launched its service in Indonesia, which among other things will be used to bolster healthcare and education services in remote areas under a new agreement.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appeared for the launch ceremony in Bali along with various government ministers. 

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MEASAT signs telehealth MoU

22 May 2024

MEASAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with local healthcare tech company Mudah Healthtech to bring telehealth services to remote communities.

Under the MoU, Mudah Healthtech will use around 4,000 of MEASAT’s ‘CONNECTme NOW’ satellite broadband hotspots in rural Malaysia to provide Mudah’s Sihat Xpress digital healthcare services for up to 1 million people in unserved and underserved rural and remote communities.

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APJII signs MoU with Starlink for Indonesia

01 May 2024

The Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (APJII) has signed an MoU with SpaceX’s Starlink to provide internet access in Indonesia, although the operators continues to wait for final regulatory approval to operate in the country.

APJII chairman Muhammad Arif said that Starlink will focus on rural areas, especially in the underdeveloped, frontmost and outermost regions of the archipelago. 

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