Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a leading spacecraft manufacturer and satellite communications corporation, intends to expand its innovative satellite Internet service, Starlink, to Ghana and Egypt in 2024.
Elon Musk, the world’s second-richest person, has recently taken charge of technological advancement in order to provide affordable, high-speed Internet access to underserved communities around the world.
The anticipated launch, which is still subject to regulatory approval in both Ghana and Egypt, will strengthen Starlink’s presence in Africa, which is already present in Nigeria and Rwanda.
Despite some difficulties with purchasing in Nigeria, two prominent financial technology companies, Chipper Cash and Payday, led by Ugandan tech tycoon Ham Serunjogi and Nigerian tech entrepreneur Favor Ori, have assisted Elon Musk’s SpaceX in processing over $400,000 in payments for its Internet and high-speed connectivity service, Starlink.
Starlink’s constellation of orbiting satellites provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet, and the company’s recent rollout in Africa marks a significant step forward in the continent’s expansion.
The current rollout of satellite Internet service in Africa follows Elon Musk’s declaration in 2022 that the satellite Internet provider will operate in any legal location on Earth. The cutting-edge technology of Starlink delivers high-Earth. Through an orbiting satellite constellation, Starlink’s cutting-edge technology provides high-speed, low-latency broadband Internet.
The satellite broadband service, which is currently available on the African continent, is now available on all seven continents, including Antarctica, where it was launched as part of a test to provide better bandwidth and connectivity to scientists in the United States Antarctic Program.
It has the potential to provide much-needed connectivity to millions of people across the continent, including those in remote and underserved areas.
In addition to Nigeria and Rwanda, the company plans to launch in Senegal, Benin, Togo, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mozambique later this year, subject to regulatory approval.