Musk Launches SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Services in Indonesia, Says More Investments Could Come

Musk Launches SpaceX’s Starlink Internet Services in Indonesia, Says More Investments Could Come - Merchant Navy Info - News

Elon Musk launched SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service in Indonesia. Allowing Southeast Asian countries to improve internet connectivity in remote areas. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Bali Community Health Center on Sunday. The SpaceX founder told local media that he was “extremely excited” to be able to bring internet service to areas with limited or no connectivity. Adding that internet connectivity “could be a lifesaver for remote clinics.” He said there was a possibility that it could be saved.

“It’s very important to emphasize the importance of internet connectivity. And how it can change lives and save lives,” Musk told local media on Sunday. SpaceX, which manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Is also developing Starlink satellites to provide Internet connectivity to remote locations. In Southeast Asia, Starlink is already available in Malaysia and the Philippines.

Largest Archipelago Starlink

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Faces an urban-rural  divide as millions of people  in rural areas have limited or no access to internet services. doing. According to Indonesian news agency Antara, Communications. And Information Minister Budi Aryeh Setiadi previously said Starlink would help Indonesia expand internet access to areas not covered by local internet providers. The minister also sought to allay concerns that Starlink’s entry would hurt local internet providers.

“If you have access to the Internet, you can learn anything,” said Musk, CEO of electric car maker Tesla. “But without an internet connection, it’s very difficult to learn. “And if you have a product or service you want to sell to the world, you can do it even if you’re in a remote village.” Next time, run over one internet connection. This is a way to bring a lot of prosperity to [remote] communities,” Musk said. 

Asked if there were any plans to invest in Indonesia’s electric vehicle sector as well, Musk said his initial focus is on Starlink. “It’s very likely that my company will invest in Indonesia,” Musk said Indonesian Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said Mr Musk was considering setting up an electric vehicle battery factory in the country after the technology leader met with President Joko Widodo on Monday, Reuters reported.

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