Tycoon Elon Musk touches down in Bali for Starlink launch

19 May 2024
2024-05-19 16:36

On Sunday, Tech billionaire Elon Musk landed in Bali, Indonesia where he aims to launch his Starlink service to extend internet to remote areas of the country. Indonesia are not currently hooked up to reliable internet services. Musk scheduled to launch Starlink alongside Indonesia President Widodo in Denpasar on Sunday.

Starlink's services will be trialed this month in Indonesia's new capital Nusantara, which will open its doors in August, according to officials.  After the trial, Starlink, which acquired a permit to operate in Indonesia earlier this month, could be rolled out commercially across the archipelago. It is already available in Southeast Asia in Malaysia and the Philippines.

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