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Elon Musk’s Starlink to Start Internet Service in Nigeria come August

Elon Musk’s Starlink to Start Internet Service in Nigeria come August

Elon Musk, the founder of satellite company, Starlink, has revealed the month the company’s operation will start in Nigeria, as his firm prepares to compete against MTN Nigeria, Airtel, and Globacom.

Musk on Sunday, via his verified Twitter account, revealed that the Starlink service will begin next month, August, in Nigeria, three months after the world’s richest man informed his 102 million followers that the government had approved its operation.

“The service turns on next month, which is the same time required to deliver a user terminal, so order now.” Musk wrote in response to a Nigerian Twitter user’s inquiry.

Starlink plans to offer data service in Nigeria, but it will be facing competition from the market leader, MTN Nigeria, as well as other network providers, Airtel Nigeria, Glo, and 9mobile.

The company is at present, operational in 36 countries, and expects to have 4200 satellites in operation within 18 months, as disclosed by Musk in March 2022, but it has so far, 1469 active satellites in operation as of the January report, serving over 400,000 subscribers globally.

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