Elon Musk announces Starlink gets Nigerian govt approval, lists what Nigerians should expect
Elon Musk has announced that his telecommunications company, Starlink, has been granted permission to operate in Nigeria after months of negotiations.
In order to launch tens of thousands of satellites, Starlink has invested anywhere from $5 billion to $10 billion.
To compete with the likes of MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and other recognized Internet Service Providers, Elon Musk’s company will now face
Musk, the world’s richest man, announced on May 27 that his company, Starlink, has been granted permission to operate in Nigeria following months of negotiations.
SpaceX operates Musk’s Starlink satellite constellation, which offers Internet connection via satellite in 32 countries where it has been approved for usage.
Starlink is expected to bring broadband internet with high-speed, low-latency around the globe. Orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis within each service region.
NCC expresses her thoughts
Starlink, a satellite internet constellation managed by SpaceX, has been licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to Nairametrics to provide satellite Internet connectivity to 32 countries. A team from the corporation made a trip to Nigeria in May of last year to secure this license.
“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.”