Starlink appoints Nigerian firm as authorised distributor in Africa

Elon Musk’s Starlink has authorised TD Africa, Nigeria’s technology distribution firm, to distribute Starlink kits in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Starlink, which began services largely in Nigeria in early 2023, delivers high-speed, low-latency Internet to users all over the world. It provides quality and cost-effective Internet access to homes, businesses and especially caters to those in remote locations that are currently underserved or unreached.

As the world’s largest satellite constellation using a low Earth orbit, Starlink, which is engineered and operated by SpaceX, delivers broadband Internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls and more.

SpaceX is leveraging its deep experience with both spacecraft and on-orbit operations to deploy the world’s most advanced broadband internet system.

According to a statement from TD Africa, yesterday, it planned to leverage Starlink’s unique selling points such as high speed, low latency, broad coverage and scalability to bridge the digital divide.

In 2023, Starlink’s customer base rose to 2.3 million with a presence in over 70 countries

According to the agreement, TD Africa’s extensive distribution network and experience coupled with Starlink’s high-speed Internet aimed to deliver innovative solutions and services that offer broadband connectivity, promoting economic development across Africa.

TD Africa, founded over 24 years ago, will distribute Starlink Internet Kits across Nigeria. It has over 27 global companies including Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Dell Technologies, Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Lenovo, Asus, and many more.

Speaking, TD Africa’s Coordinating Managing Director, Mrs. Chioma Chimere, highlighted the synergy between TD Africa’s experience as a leading distributor of technology and business solutions and Starlink’s commitment to transforming how the world accesses the internet.

She expressed excitement about the growth opportunities this agreement presents across the continent while emphasising TD Africa’s mission to provide accessible, affordable, and usable Internet solutions to individuals and businesses.

This transformative agreement signals a new era for Internet access in Africa, with Starlink and TD Africa leading the charge in providing innovative and reliable solutions to meet the evolving needs of the digital economy.

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