Starlink Goes Live in Zambia ๐Ÿ“ก ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

Starlink Goes Live in Zambia ๐Ÿ“ก ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

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Starlink has officially launched in Zambia today, October 5. The company initially engaged with the countryโ€™s government in September 2022, and following a year of ticking off regulatory and technical boxes, it has gone live. The service got its operating licence in June, and its distribution in the country will be handled by Paratus Zambia.

Starlink, the satellite internet service, has officially launched in Zambia, marking the sixth African country to gain access to the service. After regulatory and technical preparations, it received its operating license in June. The distribution in Zambia will be managed by Paratus Zambia.


๐ŸŒ Zambia's president, Hakainde Hichilema, celebrated the launch, emphasizing the importance of affordable digital access for all citizens.


๐Ÿ’ฐ The service costs 10,744 Zambian kwacha ($505) for hardware and 507 Zambian kwacha ($24) for monthly subscription. Zambia has some of the highest data prices in Africa, making affordable internet access a significant development.


๐ŸŒ Starlink has previously launched in Mozambique, Rwanda, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Meanwhile, it's awaiting approval in Zimbabwe.


โŒ In South Africa, Starlink faces challenges due to ownership regulations, which mandate allocating 30% ownership to historically disadvantaged groups.


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