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Elon Musk Brings Starlink to Nigeria, Others

Elon Musk, Tesla owner, has expressed the readiness of Starlink, his internet service company, to operate in Africa as the network provider looked to expand beyond the United States and European market.

Elon Musk Brings Starlink to Nigeria, Others

Musk sent Starlink representatives to Nigeria in May last year to meet with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the launch of the network in the country.

The meeting was to prepare the ground for the entry of Starlink in the Nigerian market to provide competition for MTN Nigeria, Airtel Africa, 9mobile, and Globacom, the four networks currently operating in the nation’s telecommunication industry.

In a post on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, the South-African billionaire promised to make public soon the African countries where the company would be sited depending on government approval.

Musk wrote: “Yes, first countries in Africa to be announced coming soon. Starlink will serve everywhere on Earth that we’re legally allowed to serve.”




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