May 11, 2022 – MEASAT Global Berhad is set to close the digital gap in rural areas, with the upcoming launch of the MEASAT-3d satellite on 22 June 2022, French Guiana Time. Using the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity on MEASAT-3d, Malaysians will be able to enjoy high-speed internet whether in urban and suburban areas or hard to reach rural villages, via MEASAT’s CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service. MEASAT’s CONNECTme NOW will connect 10,000 sites in the next three years to serve more than two million rakyat in remote areas that currently have no or limited access to high-speed broadband internet. To date, MEASAT has rolled out more than 3,000 CONNECTme NOW sites nationwide, with a majority in the remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak. In addition, other telecommunications providers can also tap on the new satellite to offer data, voice and video services to the last 3-5% of the population not yet covered by fibre connectivity or wireless broadband.