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Press Release -- May 15th, 2024
Source: telstra-private

Telstra International and Lautan Variasi to deliver new satellite solutions in Malaysia

15 May, 2024 – Telstra International, the global arm of leading telecommunications and technology company Telstra and Lautan Variasi Sdn Bhd, Malaysia, are collaborating to set up satellite teleport facilities in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, offering geostationary (GEO) satellite services to help bridge the nation’s digital divide for rural and underserved communities.

Targeted to be ready for service by July 2024, Telstra will invest in gateways, hubs and providing managed teleport and satellite capacity services while Lautan Variasi will invest in land and ground teleport facilities, to provide fast and efficient connectivity services for remote customers in Malaysia.  Lautan Variasi is building a state-of-the-art satellite teleport facility alongside a full service data centre in the heart of Cyberjaya, located in the silicon valley of Malaysia. These facilities will not only provide direct services for their customers, but also support local and regional telecommunication players for their hosting and capacity expansion. By mid-2025, Lautan Variasi expects to be offering high-speed, low-latency connectivity services for Malaysia and throughout Asia Pacific.

Telstra owns and operates a network of satellite earth stations in the Asia-Pacific region to provide satellite operators and service providers, as well as carriers, with best in class connectivity services to almost every GEO satellite services in Asia. We are excited to launch earth stations in Malaysia and work with Lautan Variasi to provide world-class, cost-effective, tailored and scalable satellite services coverage in Malaysia to enhance connectivity and service delivery in remote areas, closing the digital divide,” said Roary Stasko, CEO, Telstra International.

We are delighted to collaborate with Telstra in exploring innovative connectivity services. This next-generation satellite connectivity service will provide an improved experience for consumers and create new opportunities for our small business and enterprise customers – especially those that require continuous coverage or additional redundancy from backhaul to back-up, from IoT to supporting emergency services, and from satellite broadband to supporting VSAT enterprise verticals, like oil and gas, agritech, healthcare, and education,” commented Datuk Syed Nasir Hussin, Managing Director of Lautan Variasi.

We have signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Telstra and we intend to work strategically and closely together in the satellite service space over the long term,” continued Datuk Hussin. “It’s a project like this that motivates technology providers like us, delivering innovative outcomes and supporting our remote communities in Malaysia. This undertaking is another key milestone for Lautan Variasi’s vision of becoming a regional player by 2026.”

The partnership complements Telstras T25 strategy to grow and extend its network leadership position in the international market and boost coverage across countries, while providing an exceptional customer experience in every way.

About Lautan Variasi

Lautan Variasi Sdn Bhd, a 100% Bumiputra-owned licensed telecom service provider since 2016 in Malaysia, has embarked on an incredible journey over the past five years. We have steadily grown our customer base and established ourselves as a reliable provider in the telecommunications industry.

Our mission is to bring connectivity to underserved communities and families worldwide, bridging the digital divide where traditional cable or fiber infrastructure is lacking. We also specialize in delivering secure connectivity solutions to governments and government-linked agencies, ensuring mission-critical operations remain connected at all times. Whether on land, in the air, or at sea, we strive to provide consistent and high-quality internet access to individuals and businesses alike. Our goal is to empower people, businesses, governments, and communities by enabling seamless connectivity wherever they are.

At Lautan Variasi, we are committed to fostering meaningful connections that drive progress and create opportunities for all. For more information reach us at

About Telstra

Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company with a proudly Australian heritage and a longstanding, growing international business. Today, Telstra International has over 3,000 employees based in more than 35 countries outside of Australia, providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers.

We empower businesses with innovative technology solutions including data and IP networks, and network application services such as managed networks, unified communications, cloud, industry solutions, integrated software applications and services. These services are underpinned by our subsea cable network, with licences in Asia, Europe and the Americas and access to more than 2,000 Points of Presence (PoPs) in more than 200 countries and territories globally.

In July 2022 Telstra completed the acquisition of Digicel Pacific, the largest mobile operator in the South Pacific region. For more information, please visit

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