Fast Internet, Data Prices Many Other Reasons Why Nigerians Are Excited, Worried About Elon Musks, Starlinks

  • Despite the excitement surrounding Elon Musk’s approval of Starlinks by the Nigerian government, there are a number of reasons why Nigerians may be concerned.
  • Starlink has been approved by the Nigerian Communications Commission on Friday.
  • Nigeria has now joined the other 32 nations that have faster internet, but the data price may raise eyebrows.

Since the news on Friday, May 27, 2022 that Elon Musk’s Starlink is coming to Nigeria, many Nigerians have rushed to social media to express their joy.

One of them is a personal finance expert, Kalu Aja, who enlightens Nigerians on Saturday evening about the benefits of Starlink’s online operations in the country.

According to him, Starlink’s arrival in Nigeria implies that a child in Ohafia, Fir State will have the same or faster internet connection as a child in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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Fast Internet, Data Prices Many Other Reasons Why Nigerians Are Excited, Worried About Elon Musks, Starlinks
Screenshot by Elon Musk Tweet Credit: Elon Musk
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He revealed this in a series of tweets in which he outlined the benefits of Elon Musk’s Internet company, Starlink, extending to Nigeria. has earlier reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has licensed Starlink.

Kalu Aja took to Twitter to educate Nigerians about the benefits of Starlink’s internet operations in the country.

He said

“Starlink coming to Nigeria means a child in Ohafia will have the same or faster internet access than a child in Ikoyi”

“A teacher (or doctor) from” Ohafia “(local government in Abia State, Nigeria) can relocate back to” Ohafia “where the cost of living is cheaper, open a school (or clinic), connect online and create local jobs.”

He went on to list the possibilities of high speed internet assessing common pains suffered by Nigerians.

Aja continued,

“A cultural team 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 broadcast high-speed videos from all over the world …”

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“That’s productivity, that’s GDP growth, that’s rich creation,” User, Property Captain, raised a question in response to Aja’s comments on SpeacX, asking. “Kid in Ohafia has 110USD monthly subscription?”

Aja, however, required patience in spite of the excitement, Nairametrics reports.

Starlinks explained

  • Starlink launched more than 2,000 satellites in mid-January 2022, with 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.
  • While the Starlink satellite internet service can provide better performance, the prices, especially in Nigeria, can wash your eyes.

How much does Starlink cost?

For this important performance swelling, you will have to spend extra.

The company recently increased the price of its basic plan, which now costs $ 110 a month (over $ 99). In addition, the price of the equipment ranged from $ 499 to $ 599. There is also a new Starlink service level for businesses. It costs a whopping $ 500 each month, and the equipment costs $ 2,500.

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What about bad weather and other obstacles?

Report of Cnet shows that because starlinks use satalite not fiber severe weather issue could be a disadvantage.

The report added

“Just like your cable TV, heavy rain or wind can also affect your satellite internet connection, possibly leading to slower speeds or a rare outage.”

However a message from Starlink website shows it is recommended to install Starlink in a place that avoids obstructions from blocking the view.


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