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SpaceX’s Starlink:Nigerian Market in 2023

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SpaceX’s Starlink:Nigerian Market in 2023

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service, announce prices for its starter kits as preorder sales begin in Nigeria.

The announcement statement seen by Nigeria Magazine on Tuesday, follows Starlink’s plans to roll out and expand its services to Nigeria this year.

According to the statement, interested customers can preorder the starter kits at the price of $600 (N438,000 at the current parallel market exchange rate) for the hardware. “$43/month for service and $600 for hardware.”

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, in December 2022, disclosed that the federal government has approved Starlink’s application as a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Operator in the country’s telecoms space.

“As part of the partnership, Space X is to provide broadband access across the whole of Nigeria, enabling nationwide access to broadband connectivity way ahead of the December 2025 schedule, as outlined in National Broadband Plan.

Vollaboration with SpaceX’s Starlink, will make Nigeria to be the first African country to introduce the service,” says Minister Patani .With this development broadband services, mobile network operators (MNOs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), are they ready for the competition?

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