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SpaceX to provide satellite broadband in African countries

10/03/2023 - 09:40

SpaceX will offer satellite broadband service in 11 African nations.

Daniel Oberhaus
Daniel Oberhaus
According to Hisham ElGabry, the chief commercial officer of pan-African technology company Jumia, US SpaceX will collaborate with Jumia Technologies to market its Starlink satellite broadband network services in 11 African nations. This would increase network connectivity throughout the continent.

Starlink has made such agreements in South America and Southeast Asia, and now Africa will also have access to high-speed internet services. According to the plan, sales would begin this month through our websites and agents in Nigeria and Kenya.

The corporation will distribute the service in 11 African nations, according to ElGabry.

Starlink's services have already been launched in Nigeria and the company also began offering them in Kenya.