Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, won federal government approval on Friday to begin his Starlink network in Nigeria.
The SpaceX creator will now compete in Nigeria’s vast telecommunications market alongside MTN, Airtel, and a slew of other companies.
Starlink approved by Nigeria 🇳🇬 & Mozambique 🇲🇿https://t.co/Q1VvqVmJ2i
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022
In his announcement, the billionaire said that the Nigerian government had given his company permission to operate after months of talks.
Musk’s Starlink is a satellite broadband network run by SpaceX. It gives people in 32 countries who have a license to use it satellite Internet access.
Nigerians will, it is suggested, benefit not only from a high-speed network, but also from one with low-latency broadband that has been tuned to process a large volume of data with minimal delay.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that it has given Starlink network, SpaceX’s satellite internet network, the green light.
This license came after the company’s staff visited Nigeria in May of last year.
The International Gateway license is valid for ten years, whereas the ISP license is valid for five years, according to NCC. Both licenses are valid until May 2022, after which they can be renewed.