Customers in Nigeria can now access Starlink, an Elon Musk-owned satellite internet service. The change occurs a few weeks after the presale sales were announced.
Customers who are interested in the beginning kits could preorder them for $600 for the hardware and $43 per month for service subscriptions, according to the business.
Starlink announced that its service is fully operational in the nation in a tweet on its Twitter page on Tuesday.
“Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service,” the tweet reads.
Meanwhile, on its website, the company said customers can get its services at a lower rate with a 30-day free trial.
The notification said while the hardware would be available for N274,098, the subscription would be at a price of N19,260.
“Starlink is currently available in your area. Customers in your region typically see download speeds of 50-200 Mbps. No contracts, 30-day trial,” the company said.
“Shipping times are currently estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from order… N19,260/month for service and N274,098 for hardware.”
Confirming the development, Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, described it as a milestone.
“We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your headquarters, United States in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment,” he tweeted.