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Nigerians will have to pay $600 to set up Elon Musk’s Starlink hardware


As pre-sales of Elon Musk’s satellite internet service Starlink begin in Nigeria, the prices for its starter kits have been made public.

Starlink announced in a statement obtained by TheCable on Tuesday.The adjustment is in keeping with the company’s plans to establish and expand its offerings in Nigeria this year.

According to the release, interested customers can preorder the starting kits for $600 (or N438,000 at the current exchange rate for hardware on the parallel market).

Place your order as soon as possible to secure a Starlink. Starlink intends to expand its service in your nation in 2023. (Nigeria). According to the statement, you will be alerted when your Starlink is ready to ship.

“The service costs $43 a month, and the hardware costs $600.

It was discovered after the journalist sought to place a pre order that people who did so would receive emails updating them on the status of their shipments.

“Starlink service is limited in your area right now, but it plans to grow soon,” the warning says. When the service is available will depend on regulatory approval. When your Starlink is ready, you will get an email before it is sent.

If you don’t confirm your order within seven days, your deposit will be automatically canceled and returned in full.

A 2021 TheCable article said that the company was in talks with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to get the licenses it needed for the launch because it saw Nigeria as a critical market.

Elon Musk, who started SpaceX, said a year later that Nigeria had approved Starlink, the company’s satellite internet service.

SpaceX says that Starlink was put into low-earth orbit (LEO) as a group of satellites to give people all over the world fast internet access.

The amount of data an internet connection can process at any given time is called bandwidth. Short delay durations are indicative of low-latency network connections.

Reports say that Starlink internet works because data is sent through space, where it moves much faster than through a fiber-optic cable.

Regulations stopped the internet service from launching in Nigeria, as anticipated at the end of the previous year.

Musk tweeted in July 2022 that Starlink would start working in Nigeria in August. He then told people interested in beginning to order the $99 starter kits.




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