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Starlink is Now Available in Indonesia, Reaches 3M Subscribers

By Rachel Jewett | May 20, 2024

Elon Musk with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali on May 20. Photo: Indonesian News Agency Antara

Starlink is now available in Indonesia, and the constellation has reached 3 million subscribers around the world. SpaceX founder Elon Musk visited Bali on Monday to meet with leaders and announce an agreement to improve connectivity in Indonesia’s health and education sectors.  

“I think it’s really important to emphasize the importance of internet connectivity and how much of a life-changer it can be and how much of a life-saver it can be. When you have access to the internet, you can learn anything,” Musk said in a press conference in Bali. “It can bring a lot of prosperity to rural communities.” 

Starlink confirmed on May 19 that it is now available in Indonesia and Fiji, marking 99 countries and territories where Starlink is available. Starlink also confirmed it has reached 3 million subscribers in total. Starlink added 1 million subscribers in around eight months after reaching 2 million subscribers in late September 2023

Indonesia is made up of more than 17,000 islands in the Pacific. It is the fourth most-populous country in the world, with more than 279 million people.

According to news reports, Musk and Indonesian leaders announced an agreement to use Starlink to improve connectivity for the nation’s health and education sectors, but specific details were not provided.   

Quilty Analytics recently identified Indonesia as a country that could “move the needle” for Starlink because of its high population.