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.
â€śStarlink is now available in Nigeria, the first African country to receive service,â€ť 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.
â€śStarlink is currently available in your area. Customers in your region typically see download speeds of 50-200 Mbps. No contracts, 30-day trial.
â€śShipping times are currently estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from orderâ€¦ N19,260/month for service and N274,098 for hardware,â€ť 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.
â€śWe 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,â€ť he tweeted.
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