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First In Africa: Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Now Active In Nigeria



In fulfilment of his promise, Elon Musk has officially launched his Starlink satellite internet services in Nigeria.

With this feat, Nigeria becomes the first African country to receive the Starlink network.

Elon Musk’s owned SpaceX had in May, 2022 announced that it had gained approval from the Nigerian government to begin operation in the country.

However, on January 30, 2023, the company took to its official Twitter page to announce that Starlink is now available in Nigeria.

The announcement was made in a post on its Twitter page on Tuesday.

“Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service,” the tweet reads.

It was also revealed that the hardware would be available for N274,098, while the subscription would be at a price of N19,260.

“Starlink is currently available in your area. Customers in your region typically see download speeds of 50-200 Mbps. No contracts, 30-day trial,” the company said.

“Shipping times are currently estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from order… N19,260/month for service and N274,098 for hardware.”

Describing the development as a great milestone, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, “We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your headquarters, United States in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment.”