SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on his Twitter page that Starlink had been approved to provide high-speed, low-lane Internet access with little delay in Nigeria and Mozambique. With the addition of Nigeria and Mozambique, Starlink now operates on all continents in 32 countries where it has obtained the necessary licenses to provide online services.
In May 2021, SpaceX held talks with telecommunications regulators in Nigeria, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to provide the process for obtaining all necessary licenses to deliver Starlink satellite broadband to Nigeria.
According to the NCC, Starlinks received two licenses as a result of an international gateway license and an Internet Service Provider (ISP) license, which will operate under the name Starlink Internet Services Nigeria Ltd. In addition, the NCC also confirms that the license will take effect in May 2022. The international gateway license will be valid for ten years and the ISP’s license will be valid for five years, and may be valid after the expiration of the contract.
Starlink is best suited for low- and medium-density areas. It can also provide Internet access in areas where broadband is unreliable or unavailable. However, the availability of services for the development of African countries has been questioned. The satellite broadband offer includes a one-month subscription of $ 110 and $ 600 for a complete Starlink kit that most people in Nigeria and Mozambique cannot afford.