MCMC Confirms Starlink’s Compliance with International Framework in Malaysia

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has stated that the operation of Starlink in Malaysia aligns with the international framework. The MCMC relies on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s framework, specifically the ITU Radio Regulations, for decisions related to spectrum allocation and interference management.

Satellite services are considered global, and the Radio Regulations provide a global coordination and regulatory framework for such services. The regulations outline protection criteria to prevent interference to existing services and procedures for resolving interference disputes. According to the MCMC, Starlink’s operation in Malaysia is in line with this international framework.

Addressing concerns raised by a tech portal about potential interference to existing telecommunications services and the coexistence study related to Starlink, the MCMC reported that there have been no complaints of interference thus far. In the event of any interference, it will be resolved through existing interference resolution mechanisms based on national and international frameworks.

Starlink has been granted Malaysia Digital status, allowing it to operate in the country under its current ownership status. The MCMC made this decision after assessing the value and benefits that Starlink will provide. Additionally, the MCMC conducted engagement sessions with key stakeholders to address their concerns and considerations.

The commission is committed to safeguarding the interests of the public and ensuring that all telecommunications services, including those provided by Starlink, adhere to regulatory standards.