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Astana, Kazakhstan • 17 April, 2024 | 16:14

Digital Ministry, SpaceX Discuss Starlink Expansion in Kazakhstan

To date, 447 rural schools are provided with the Internet using Starlink technology

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On April 16, Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Mussin met with Rebecca Hunter, Starlink Global Licensing and Market Activation Director at SpaceX, QazMonitor reports citing the press service of the Ministry.

Agenda: During the meeting in Astana, the parties discussed the expansion of Starlink technology in Kazakhstan, equipping rural schools with broadband Internet, and developing digital projects. SpaceX representatives visited one of the schools connected to Starlink in Shubar village.

Ministry of Digital Development
Ministry of Digital Development

State of project: To date, 447 rural schools are provided with the Internet using Starlink technology, and the average Internet speed in schools reaches 200 Mbit/s after installing the terminals.

On April 16, the Ministry of Digital reported sending 48 Starlink terminals to regions located in the flood zone. The Kostanay region received 30 terminals; 6 terminals were installed in the Atyrau region; the North Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan and Aktobe regions — 3 terminals each; 2 terminals in the East Kazakhstan region, and 1 terminal in the Ulytau region.

“Starlink primarily equips schools in the regions to ensure an uninterrupted educational process. This week it is planned to send additional terminal kits for parallel connection throughout the republic. If necessary and appropriate requests are received from regional administrations (akimats), the Ministry is ready to send additional terminals,”

the Ministry’s message said.
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