The Operation of Starlink in Malaysia Complies with International Framework, Says MCMC

The Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has stated that the operation of Starlink in Malaysia is in line with the international framework. The MCMC relies on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations when making decisions related to spectrum allocation and interference management.

Satellite services are inherently global, and the ITU Radio Regulations provide a global framework for coordinating and regulating these services. The regulations outline protection criteria and procedures for resolving interference disputes. According to the MCMC, the operation of Starlink in Malaysia is in line with this international framework.

The MCMC’s statement comes in response to concerns raised about potential interference with existing telecommunications services and the coexistence study pertaining to Starlink. However, to date, there have been no complaints of interference. If any interference occurs, it will be addressed through existing resolution procedures within national and international frameworks.

Starlink has been granted Malaysia Digital status, allowing it to operate in the country with its current ownership status. The MCMC made this decision based on an assessment of the value and benefits that Starlink will provide. Prior to granting the license, the MCMC conducted engagement sessions with key stakeholders to address their concerns and considerations.

The MCMC is committed to safeguarding the interests of the public and ensuring that all telecommunications services, including those provided by Starlink, operate in compliance with regulatory standards.