Nigeria Gets Elon Musk’s Starlink

Do you need a reliable and quick internet connection in Nigeria? If this is the case, you’ll be pleased to know that SpaceX’s Starlink service has now officially launched in your country! Your ears were not playing tricks on you. For the first time, Starlink is expanding into Africa, beginning with Nigeria, the world’s 47th country.

Starlink plans to give high-speed internet access to remote and underserved places via its network of low-Earth orbit satellites. According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, by the end of 2022, 47.36 percent of Nigerian homes would have a broadband Internet connection.

By 2023, Starlink aimed to have achieved 50%, and by 2025, they planned to have achieved 90%.


Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, recently declared that the country had achieved 100% broadband coverage three years ahead of schedule, thanks to Starlink’s licensing and operation.

But what about the cost?

What is the price difference between FiberOne and Starlink? Consider the following brief comparison:

Speed50-200Mbps65Mbps, 88Mbps, 152Mbps
Cost per year#505,218#425,868, #620,280, #845,820
Device cost#274,098N/A
Monthly cost#231,120#381,048, #575,460

Even though Starlink is already available in Nigeria, its high price and the fact that it isn’t available to everyone are still worries.

Starlink’s goal is to provide a global broadband network, so mobile users that need a fast and dependable internet connection, it’s something to think about.