Billionaire Tesla and Space x founder Elon Muskis set to bring affordable internet to millions of Africans through Starlink.
Starlink is a low latency broadband internet system developed by American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, Space X headquartered in Hawthorne, California .
The internet service provided by the starlink is said to be 20 times faster than 4G LTE. Starlink satellites are over 60 times closer to Earth than traditional satellites, resulting in lower latency and the ability to support services typically not possible with traditional satellite internet. According to Space X, Starlink is ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge.
The Nigerian Communications Commission recently met with officials from Starlink as it plans to establish in Nigeria. The meeting involved Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, who was represented by Ubale Maska, the executive commissioner of NCC. Both parties met to discuss the plan Starlink has for the market in Africa’s largest economy.
Starlink’s presence in Nigeria is expected to crash data cost and improve service, both of which have constantly been complained of by telecom subscribers.