SpaceX, Elon Musk’s satellite company, has reduced the monthly costs of its hardware and subscription plan to N274,098 and N19,260, respectively.
Nairametrics previously reported that Starlink had set $600 and $43 dollars as the cost of its hardware and monthly subscription, respectively, amounting to approximately N438,000 and N31,000 at the parallel market rate.
Last year, some Nigerians who pre-ordered the hardware paid the initial amount in dollars. However, the company’s prices are now quoted in naira, which means Nigerians can pay with their naira debit card.
First in Africa: With the official announcement, Nigeria becomes the first African country to witness the launch of Starlink.
Responding to SpaceX tweet announcing the development, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami said:
- “We have made it again. @SpaceX thank you for hosting me in your Headquarters, USA in December 2022 to complete the logistics for the deployment.”
Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service! → https://t.co/slZbTmZmAt
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 30, 2023