Starlink Seeks Permission from Kominfo to Provide Internet Access in Eastern Indonesia

Starlink Seeks Permission from Kominfo to Provide Internet Access in Eastern Indonesia


Satellite internet Starlink owned by Elon Musk has ‘asked for blessing’ from the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) related to providing access internet in eastern Indonesia.

The Director General of Public Information and Communication (Dirjen IKP) of the Ministry of Communication and Information, Usman Kansong, said that the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has coordinated with Kominfo regarding Starlink’s entry into Indonesia.

“Pak Luhut has coordinated with Kominfo,” said Usman to detikINET.

Furthermore, said Usman, according to applicable regulations, telecommunications companies that want to operate in Indonesia must be Indonesian legal entities, for example Starlink Indonesia. Or, collaborate with Indonesian telecommunications companies.

Meanwhile, Starlink previously collaborated with Telkomsat, a subsidiary of Telkom, to make Starlink a backhaul they. The collaboration that exists is business to business (B2B) at that time.

When asked further, regarding arrival Elon Musk to Indonesia in October 2023, Usman said the presence of the SpaceX boss was related to the operation of Starlink, not Tesla.

“LEO satellite based internet service (low earth orbit) for eastern Indonesia,” he said.

As previously reported, Luhut, who had a meeting with Musk in the United States in mid-August, confirmed Musk’s presence in Indonesia.

“I think he (Elon Musk) will be here, in October,” said Luhut as quoted by detikFinance at the Bloomberg CEO Forum, at the Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (6/9/2023).

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2023-09-09 13:30:36
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