There is going to be stiffer competition in the Communication sector in Nigeria as the World’s richest man Elon Musk brings his own Network company to Nigeria.
The Nigerian Communication Commission meets with Starlink Elon Musk Company to set up in Nigeria.
Starlink is the SpaceX Company, the Space Company which offers broadband.
When this takes off, the company will be in competition with Network providers such as MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Globacom, and 9mobile.
Starlink is operated by SpaceX, the American aerospace manufacturer which also belongs to Musk. Musk, the billionaires plans to launch Satellite broadband in Nigeria and his SpaceX team has met with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
In attendance at the meeting was Umar Dabata, Executive Vice-President of NCC, represented by Ubole Maska, Executive Commissioner of NCC. Both met to discuss Starlink’s plans for a market in Africa’s largest economy and the company is seeking the necessary licenses to begin operation in Nigeria
Statement from the NCC states that:
‘’ SpaceX is in the process of launching a constellation of low orbit satellite (LOE) to deliver high bandwidth low latency internet worldwide and identify Nigeria as a critical market.’’
SpaceX has been in talks with the NCC over the past few months to start tracking down licenses needed to bring Starlink broadband service to Nigeria’’.
At present, the largest Internet Service Provider(ISP) is operated by GSM on behalf of MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel, and 9mobile.
Analysis reveals the likelihood of collision with Starlinks financial muscle through SpaceX.
The coming to Nigeria of Starlink is expected to reduce data costs and improve services which have always be the complaints of telecoms subscribers.