Articles tagged: africa

Starlink To Users In Africa: Service Will Be Terminated In Unauthorized Locations

Starlink availability map for Africa

An interesting situation is unfolding in Africa right now. Since launching in late 2020, Starlink’s mission has been to provide high speed, low latency internet to areas where internet connectivity has not been available, is unreliable, or is too expensive. This is especially true for rural and underdeveloped areas of the world. At this point, Starlink operates a global service. They serve millions of customers around the world, on virtually every continent. Although coverage is technically global, Starlink only sells hardware and services to locations where they have local government authorization. On their website, Starlink allows you to easily check …

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There Is Now A Waitlist In Zambia Because Starlink Is So Popular In The African Country

Starlink has been expanding rapidly this year, adding support for several African countries. Starlink launched their service in Zambia in October, and apparently, the satellite internet service is in high demand. In most of the country, Starlink availability is not a problem. But if you are in or around Zambia’s capital city Lusaka, you might have to wait to get Starlink. Starlink is a game changer for the deployment of high speed, low latency broadband internet. In markets where the construction of terrestrial communication lines is slow, low Earth orbit satellite internet services offer an alternative for immediate connection. Residents …

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