Elon Musk Starlink Begins Its First African Internet Service in Nigeria

Elon Musk Starlink Begins Its First African Internet Service in Nigeria

Starlink, the satellite internet service owned by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, has officially launched its service in Nigeria. This makes Nigeria the first African country to receive the Internet service from Starlink.

The satellite internet giant's mother company, SpaceX, made the announcement on Tuesday through its Twitter page. In the tweet, the company said, "Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service!".

This development came weeks after Starlink announced presale orders for its service in Nigeria. The company earlier informed Nigerian customers who wished to preorder the service that the starter kits were available for $600 (N276,000) for the hardware and a subscription fee of $43 (N19700) per month for the services provided by the company.

Starlink is currently offering its service in more than 40 countries and is gradually expanding its reach. In its bid to make internet service accessible to more people, the company is also offering discounts to users in the developing world, like Nigeria. The company is also working on expanding its network of satellites to offer its services in more countries.

Starlink has already launched more than 3000 satellites and plans to launch thousands more in the coming years, and Nigeria is now a beneficiary of the hyper-speed internet band.

Starlink’s internet service is seen as a major step forward in providing internet access to people in remote areas or those who cannot access traditional internet services. The service is also seen as a major boon for businesses in the Nigeria, as it will provide the country with access to global markets and allow for easier access to global information network.

Nigeria is a digital country and hosts the most valuable tech startups in the continent. The launching of Starlink in Nigeria is a great breakthrough and will help the emerging tech companies in the country to overcome the challenge of low speed internet service offered by mobile network providers.

The commencement of Starlink in Nigeria does not only show how much big tech companies, like SpaceX, believe in Nigeria, but a positive move for Africa as a continent toward achieving full access to modern technological tools.

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