After months of rumors regarding the company’s future in Nigeria, Starlink, the satellite internet service, is now active in Nigeria.
This was confirmed in a Twitter post by its parent company, SpaceX owned by billionaire Elon Musk, “Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service.”
The company had said customers interested could preorder in the country at $600 and that interested customers should be able to subscribe to the internet service for a token fee of $43 every month amounting to about N438,000 and N31,000 in local currency for subscriptions to its services.
Meanwhile, the company via its website said customers can get its services at a lower rate with a 30-day free trial.
“Starlink is currently available in your area. Customers in your region typically see download speeds of 50-200 Mbps. No contracts, 30-day trial.
“Shipping times are currently estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from order… N19,260/month for service and N274,098 for hardware,” the company said.
Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy via his Twitter page described it as a milestone.
He wrote, “We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your headquarters, United States in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment.”