Elon Musk’s satellite company, Space X, will launch Starlink Internet Service by the end of this year, according to the federal government. At the same time, the Nigerian government partnered with Space X to provide broadband coverage throughout the country.
This information was revealed at the US-Space Forum in Washington, which was held in conjunction with the recently finished US-Africa Leaders’ Summit.
According to the Minister’s announcement, Starlink’s launch would occur seven months after the Nigerian Communications Commission granted the business an Internet Service Provider (ISP) license (NCC).
In announcing the collaboration with Space X, Pantami said that the Nigerian government has accepted the business’ application to operate high-throughput satellites in low-earth orbit (HTS-LEO) for the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
In the meantime, the Minister of Nigeria signed the Artemis Accords at the US-Africa Leaders’ Forum to indicate Nigeria’s participation in the upcoming phase of space exploration, which will be overseen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 22nd and 23rd nations in the world to join the Accord were Nigeria and Rwanda, the first two in Africa.