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Measat Expands Satellite Broadband Reach to Schools in Malaysia

By Mark Holmes | September 22, 2023

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Measat is connecting close to 600 school sites in remote locations nationwide through its CONNECTme NOW high-speed wireless satellite broadband services, the company announced Friday, adding that the initiative is in line with its commitment to provide greater access to connectivity for education, especially in underserved rural communities.

The CONNECTme NOW service can dynamically allocate bandwidth on demand. As the quota allocation is provided on a per user basis, schools with populations of any size – small or large, can easily scale up using this architecture, addressing potential bandwidth congestion. The Internet connectivity services will benefit teachers and students by offering download speeds of up to 100 Mbps per location.

“The CONNECTme NOW model is ideal for locations with little or no terrestrial connectivity and provides equitable access and lower costs per school. MEASAT is pleased to collaborate with Maxis to expand high-speed satellite broadband coverage to more schools through our CONNECTme NOW service. In this era when internet connectivity is a basic utility like water and electricity, satellite broadband can bridge the digital divide for the remaining 3 percent of Malaysians in remote areas without telecommunications infrastructure,” Ganendra Selvaraj, Measat’s Chief Commercial Officer, said in a statement.