Elon Musk’s Starlink to Deliver Internet to Nigeria, Set to Compete With MTN, Airtel and Glo
Elon Musk’s Starlink, a subsidiary of space company SpaceX is on track to deliver internet globally by August
The internet company aims to deliver super-speed internet connection through a network of satellites
The representatives of the firm recently met with the FG and it is expected that Nigeria will be one of the countries with access to the high-speed Internet
Satellite internet company Starlink is edging closer to its goal of making its internet service available to users globally.
The Elon Musk-owned company has revealed that its wireless internet services could be extended to countries worldwide by August.
Starlink in Nigeria
They met with Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)commissioner, Ubale Mask and issues such as licencing and implementation were discussed.
When the internet service launches in Nigeria, it is going to be competing with other service providers such as Glo, Mtn, Airtel, and 9mobile.
To get the upper hand above other existing telecom companies in the country, Starlink will need to provide not just fast but cheap internet access.
How much does Starlink cost?
The satellite internet service is currently running in 12 countries where the cost of internet is $99 (N50,000) per month.
Asides from that, users will have to pay an initial $499 (N250,000) for the installation of the equipment in their homes.
Founder Elon Musk had however revealed that the company is in the process of launching a new version of the satellite, which is expected to cost less.