Starlink Enters RI, Don’t Let Online Gambling Get Faster Tech – 14 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Minister of Communication and Information Budi Arie Setiadi emphasized that Starlink must follow Indonesian regulations if it wants to operate domestically. Including using an IP address from Indonesia.

He explained that if it was not implemented, the government would have no control over Starlink. It is feared that when that happens, negative content such as online gambling and pornography will be able to circulate freely.

“Starlink must follow the laws that apply in Indonesia. So, for example, we say that the IP address must be Indonesian. Otherwise, the government will no longer have a means of control over Starlink. In the future, online gambling and pornography will all go through Starlink,” said Budi in Jakarta, Thursday (19/10/2023).

When asked when Starlink would enter Indonesia, Budi did not give a definite answer. “Not yet, just wait. We’ll see,” he said.

Starlink, billionaire Elon Musk’s satellite-based internet network, will reportedly enter Indonesia. This information was revealed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan after meeting Musk several months ago.

Luhut said Musk was interested in investing in providing internet via Starlink. One thing that was agreed was to enter the eastern region of Indonesia.

“Secondly, he wanted Starlink to be able to operate in our rural areas and coincidentally the Minister of Health joined in too, and saw that many of our villages could not be reached by the internet,” he said.

“Therefore, we agreed with Elon to enter Starlink in Eastern Indonesia,” he added.

On its official website, Starlink has also added a tag on the Indonesian map if its service will operate in 2024. When entering several regions in the Order menu you see the same information.

Starlink writes on the page that it targets to open services in 2024. However, with the caveat that it depends on local regulations.

“Order now to order your Starlink. Starlink is targeting service in your area starting in 2024. Availability depends on regulatory approval. In each coverage area, orders will be served first-come,” wrote Starlink.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]

Next Article

RI’s Starlink Internet is Expensive, Expert: Beware of Elon Musk’s Prank