Starlink licensed to operate in Nigeria, Mozambique

30 May 2022

Elon Musk has announced that Starlink, the satellite internet service of SpaceX, has received licences to operate in Nigeria and Mozambique. The company claims that the two countries are the first in Africa with Starlink regulatory approval, with the service now licensed to operate on all seven continents. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed that the company received two licences – a ten-year international gateway licence and a five-year ISP licence – and will be trading as Starlink Internet Services Nigeria. Both licences came into effect on 1 May 2022. The low-orbit Starlink satellites are designed to offer high speed, low latency broadband internet in remote and rural locations across the globe.

Mozambique, Nigeria, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), SpaceX (Starlink)