VSTECS joins the growing list of Starlink resellers in Malaysia

VSTECS joins the growing list of Starlink resellers in Malaysia

Malaysian ICT distributor VSTECS said on Monday its subsidiary VSTECS Astar has become the latest company authorised by SpaceX to resell Starlink’s LEO satellite broadband service across the country.

VSTECS said it will leverage its network of channels, established relationships with retailers and its diverse client base across sectors like education, healthcare, finance, and the public sector to drive rapid distribution of Starlink.

The company also said it is actively building a “network of trusted retailers” to resell Starlink services, with Harvey Norman the first official retailer to come onboard.

VSTECS CEO JH Soong described the collaboration with Starlink as a “game-changer” that “holds immense promise for propelling Malaysia into a new era of digital connectivity.”

VSTECS Astar is the third company in the last few months to become a Starlink reseller in Malaysia since Starlink received a licence to operate in the country in July 2023.

Malaysian telecoms infrastructure services provider REDtone Digital signed an authorised Starlink reseller agreement in November, with plans to offer satellite-based services to government and enterprise customers.

Earlier this month, Malaysian satellite company MEASAT said it had signed on to resell Starlink hardware and services, and would infuse Starlink into its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service.

The Malaysian government has been promoting Starlink and similar satellite broadband services as the ticket to fulfilling its promise of achieving 100% internet penetration throughout the country, including the mountainous areas inhabited by the indigenous Orang Asli population.

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