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Starlink sets roll out dates for Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
09 Jun 2024 at 04:11hrs | Views
Starlink, an American internet service provider known for its fast and reliable satellite internet, is set to enter the Zimbabwean market in the next quarter.

Offering speeds of 200-250 megabytes per second at a monthly cost of approximately US$100, Starlink aims to compete in the local data market.

Despite initial setup costs of US$600-700, Starlink's affordable monthly fee for unlimited downloads is expected to make it the cheapest residential option.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently announced Starlink's approval for satellite internet services in collaboration with IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd, owned by Wicknell Chivayo.

Zimbabwe, becoming the eighth country to license Starlink, is now working on regulations to govern its operations.

Prior to licensing, authorities had cracked down on Zimbabweans using Starlink services, including high-profile arrests.

This move signals a significant shift in Zimbabwe's internet landscape with potential implications for competition and regulation.

Source - the standard