Starlink, a satellite internet service owned by Elon Musk has begun operations in Nigeria, OduNews reports.
This was announced on the company’Twitterthe iner page on Monday.
Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service! → https://t.co/slZbTmZmAt
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 30, 2023
The launch is coming weeks after the preorder sales were announced. Starlink had said customers interested could preorder the starter kits at the price of $600 for the hardware and $43 per month for subscriptions to its services.
The company however noted, on its website, that customers can get its services at a lower rate with a 30-day free trial.
The notification said while the hardware would be available for N274,098, 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.”
Confirming the development, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, described it as a milestone.
“We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your headquarters, United Sthethe tates in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment,” he tweeted.
We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your Headquarters, USA in December, 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment. https://t.co/gkp2sBkR8i
— Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (@ProfIsaPantami) January 31, 2023
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