As presale sales for Elon Musk’s Starlink, a satellite internet service, commence in Nigeria, the costs for its starter kits have been disclosed.
The announcement was made by Starlink in a statement that TheCable saw on Tuesday.
The change is in line with the business’s objectives to introduce and broaden its offerings in Nigeria this year.
The starting kits are available for preorder for interested clients for the cost of $600 (or N438,000 at the current parallel market exchange rate for the hardware), according to the release.
Customers would pay $43 (N31,390) a month for subscriptions to Starlink’s services, the company added.
“Place your order right away to hold a Starlink. In 2023, Starlink plans to increase service in your country (Nigeria). When your Starlink is prepared to ship, you will be notified, according to the statement.
“$43/month for service and $600 for hardware.”
After the journalist attempted to place a preorder, it was discovered that those who do so will receive emails updating them on the progress of their shipments.
“Starlink is currently limited in your area and aims to expand service shortly,” the warning reads. Regulatory approval will determine when the service will be available. When your Starlink is prepared, an email will be sent to you before dispatch.
If you don’t confirm your order within seven days, your deposit will be automatically canceled and fully refunded.
According to a 2021 TheCable story, the business was negotiating with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to obtain the launch-related licenses since it considered Nigeria to be a crucial market.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said a year later that Starlink, the business’ satellite internet service, had been authorized in Nigeria.
According to SpaceX, Starlink was sent into low-earth orbit (LEO) as a constellation of satellites to deliver fast internet to users all over the world.
The quantity of information that a connection to the internet can process at any given time is referred to as bandwidth. Low-latency network connections typically have short delay times.
According to reports, Starlink internet works by delivering data via space, where it moves considerably more quickly than through fiber-optic cable.
Regulational restrictions prevented the internet service from starting up in Nigeria at the end of the previous year as planned.
Musk had tweeted in July 2022 that Starlink would start operating in Nigeria in August. He then urged potential customers to start ordering the $99 beginning kits.