Elon Musk’s Starlink gets NCC nod to operate in Nigeria

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Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX, has received regulatory approval to commence operation in Nigeria.

Elon Musk tweeted this announcement via his Twitter handle as the company has been providing satellite Internet access coverage to 32 countries.

Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet across the globe. Orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis within each coverage area.

The company received two licences, the International Gateway licence and the Internet service provider (ISP) licence, and will be trading as Starlink Internet Services Nigeria Ltd.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) which approved the licence for the firm, said the International Gateway licence has a 10-year tenure, while the ISP licence lasts five years. Both licenses take effect from May 2022 and may be renewed after the expiration.

With high speeds and latency as low as 20 minutes in most locations, Starlink enables video calls, online gaming, streaming, and other high data rate activities that historically have not been possible with satellite Internet. 

Users also have the option to take Starlink with them via the Portability feature or Starlink.
~Courtesy, OrientalNews
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