Elon Musk Says Starlink Has Been Approved In Nigeria, Lists What Nigerians Should Expect
The Federal government of Nigeria has approved Starlink, the satellite internet service launched by SpaceX, a space exploration company owned by American billionaire, Elon Musk.
The approval comes after the company’s team visited Nigeria in May last year to discuss the possibility of obtaining a license.
Sharing the good new via Twitter, Elon Musk revealed that Starlink has been approved in Nigeria and Mozambique.
“Starlink approved by Nigeria & Mozambique” he tweeted.
Starlink approved by Nigeria & Mozambique https://t.co/Q1VvqVmJ2i
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022
Meanwhile, Nairametrics, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has also confirmed this announcement.
“The company received two licenses, which include the International Gateway license and Internet Service Provider (ISP) license, and will be trading as Starlink Internet Services Nigeria Ltd.
According to NCC, the International Gateway license has a 10-year tenure while the ISP license is to last for five years. Both licenses take effect from May 2022 and may be renewed after the expiration,” per Nairametrics.
Wondering what Starlink is all about? Well, Starlink is a low latency broadband internet system created to meet the needs of consumers in rural areas with low internet penetration across the globe.
That is, it delivers super-fast internet via satellites to rural areas. All the customer needs is a clear view of the sky.
Starlink promises to bring high speeds and latency as low as 20 minutes in most locations, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite internet. Users also have the option to take Starlink with them via the Portability feature or Starlink.
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