Despite regulatory restrictions from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa), South Africans are increasingly buying Starlink kits, Elon Musk's satellite internet service. The surge in demand follows Icasa's warning late last year, stating the service is illegal until regulatory requirements are met. Consumers are obtaining kits from neighboring markets where they are legally sold, with ISPs reporting significant sales and inquiries. The appeal lies in Starlink's resistance to the country's power crisis, making it a popular choice for South Africa's avid internet users.
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