Elon Musk-owned Space Exploration Technologies Corporation has commenced the operation of Starlink services in Nigeria, making therefore the most populous nation of the continent to become the first African country to receive its service.
“Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service!”, the company said in a tweet on its official page.
Starlink provides satellite internet access to about 46 countries, targeting the global mobile phone service after 2023.
The West African country reportedly last week said it achieved 100% broadband coverage following the licensing and operation of SpaceX’s Starlink.
“Based on the National Broadband Plan, we were to have 90% broadband coverage by December 2025,” Communications Minister Isa Pantami said.
The Minister also indicated that the Starlink license has given the country 100% coverage three years before schedule.