By Emmanuel Adeleke
Starlink, a satellite internet service owned by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter, Elon Musk, is now available to customers in Nigeria.
The company disclosed this via a post on its Twitter page on Tuesday, adding that its service is now active in the country.
“Starlink is now available in Nigeria, the first African country to receive service,” the tweet read.
Meanwhile, the company, on its website, said customers can get its services at a lower rate with a 30-day free trial.
The notification said while the hardware would be available for N274,098, the subscription would be at a price of N19,260.
“Starlink is currently available in your area. Customers in your region typically see download speeds of 50-200 Mbps. No contracts, 30-day trial.
“Shipping times are currently estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from order… N19,260/month for service and N274,098 for hardware,” it said.
The development is coming weeks after preorder sales were rolled out in Nigeria.
Confirming the development, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, described it as a milestone.
“We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your headquarters, United States in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment,” he tweeted.