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REDtone as Starlink Authorised Seller in Malaysia

REDtone and SpaceX have signed an authorised reseller deal to offer Starlink satellite-based high-speed internet services across Malaysia. Starlink has been officially available in Malaysia recently this year to operate on 17th July 2023 after receiving approval from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

REDtone with MCMC to set up Starlink Satellite at UiTM Kuala Pilah in the presence of YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communication and Digital  (Image: REDtone’s LinkedIn page)

REDtone, a provider of digital infrastructure and integrated telecommunications services, said in a statement on Monday that it can swiftly roll out Starlink’s broadband services to customers in remote areas and places with environmental and geographic limitations thanks to its nationwide team of over 150 committed engineers.

However, there are a few major differences between using Redtone or directly registering for the Starlink service. According to the latter’s website, choosing this course would eliminate the need for expensive hardware and result in a minimal upfront cost to use the service. Additionally, “a dedicated manager who will offer optimal solutions and provide network design advice” will be allocated to customers.

REDtone’s CEO, Lau Bik Soon, said they are targeting sectors that rely a lot on satellite services such as oil and gas, telecommunications, shipping and maritime, financial services and plantations. He added that the sectors will help in the growth of the satellite market in Malaysia and will also enhance the company’s profit.

Starlink’s official page lacks details on plans and prices, but according to The Star, the broadband satellite internet service in Malaysia is reportedly offered with a monthly subscription plan of RM220 for speeds up to 100Mbps. Users will have to acquire a Starlink Kit with its equipment to install it without a contract for the plan. The Starlink Kit has two different versions. For the standard version, which offers residential users day-to-day Internet, it costs RM2,300. Meanwhile, for power users and enterprise use, it will be a high-performance kit that is priced at RM11,613.

Source: REDtone, Malay Mail, The Star

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