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Early Users Of Elon Musk’s Starlink In Nigeria Offer First Glimpse Of Its Africa Credentials

By  |  January 5, 2023

At a gathering tagged the U.S. Space Forum held on the sidelines of last December’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit (a conference that took some 49 African Heads-of-State to Washington D.C.), Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantamni, revealed that SpaceX’s Starlink has commenced deployment and operation of its novel internet facilities in Nigeria.

“With this collaboration with SpaceX’s Starlink, Nigeria is set to be the first African country to introduce the service,” Pantami emphasised.

And apparently, Gbadebo Bello, a software engineer and technical writer who took the device on something of a test run in Abeokuta, a city less than two hours from Lagos in Nigeria’s South-West, is one of Starlink’s first group of users on the continent.

The verdict?

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