Starlink’s arrival in Nigeria means a child in Ohafia will have the same or faster internet access than a child in Lagos – Kalu Aja
Personal finance expert, Kalu Aja, said Starlink’s arrival in Nigeria implies that a child in Ohafia, Abia State will have the same or faster internet connection than a child in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He revealed this in a series of tweets in which he highlighted the benefits of expanding Elon Musk’s internet company, Starlink, in Nigeria.
Nairametrics reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has licensed Starlink, a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX.
- Ryan Goodnight, Starlink’s Market Access Director for Africa, and SpaceX consultant Levin Born visited the NCC in May last year, expressing interest in obtaining a license to operate satellite internet. in the country.
- Prior to the visit, the regulator and the space industry had discussed the issue digitally until the NCC authorized a physical meeting.
- Suddenly, the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, tweeted that the Nigerian government had endorsed Starlink. Musk tweeted, “Starlink endorsed by Nigeria 🇳🇬 & Mozambique 🇲🇿”
- Nairametrics has also verified that Starlink has obtained two licenses, including an International Gateway License and an Internet Service Provider (ISP) License, and will operate as Starlink Internet Services Nigeria Ltd.
What Kalu Aja Says
Kalu Aja took to Twitter to enlighten Nigerians on the benefits of Starlink’s internet operations in the country.
He said, “The arrival of Starlink in Nigeria means that a child from Ohafia will have the same or faster internet access than a child from Ikoyi”
“A teacher (or doctor) from ‘Ohafia’ (a local government in Abia State, Nigeria) can return to ‘Ohafia’ where the cost of living is cheaper, open a school (or clinic ), connect online and create workspaces.”
He then listed the possibilities of high-speed internet assessing the common pains suffered by Nigerians.
“A film crew in Jos can film and upload their videos directly from Plateau. A bank in Bama in Borno can be online in real time with banks in Lagos. ABU Zaria students can stream high-speed videos from around the world…”
“It’s productivity, it’s GDP growth, it’s wealth creation,” he said.
One user, Property Captain, posted a question in response to Aja’s comments on SpeacX, asking. “Kid in Ohafia has a monthly subscription of 110 USD? »
Aja however responded with an optimistic outlook, “When Microsoft came to Nigeria, did the children of Ikoyi have a $500 annual license for Windows? Patience…..”
What you should know
- Starlink had launched more than 2,000 satellites by mid-January 2022, including more than 1,500 in operational orbit. The existing system has the capacity to support up to 4,408 satellites, almost tripling the current number.
- Starlink has the ability to deliver data faster than any other network. It has the ability to enable low latency data transport over long distances.
- Although Starlink satellite internet service may offer better performance, the pricing, especially in Nigeria, can make you cry.
- For that significant performance boost, you’ll have to spend more. The company recently increased the price of its basic plan, which now costs $110 per month (was $99). In addition, the price of the equipment has increased from $499 to $599. There is also a new Starlink service level for businesses. It costs $500 per month, with the equipment costing $2,500.