Zimbabwe to get Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet by mid-2023
Zimbabwe will this year join a handful of countries on SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet alongside 21 other African countries the company’s two-year plan has revealed.
The country is expected to have access within the first quarter.
SpaceX’s Starlink technology provides internet access to areas that do not have base stations through its constellation of laser satellites orbiting the earth at a lowly 550km.
Zimbabwe will be among the first countries on the continent to be on the platform on the African continent.
It was yet to add the continent but is already in use in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
The move could speed up and improve access to internet on the continent, especially rural areas where, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have poured little resources.
Eswatini, Mozambique, Angola, Nigeria, Morocco, Zambia and Tanzania are some of the countries set to benefit from the initiative.
In other news – Government suspends Rimbi Tours and Zebra Kiss licences after accident
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development has with immediate effect suspended the licences of Rimbi Travel and Tours and Tashllyt Investments Trading as Zebra Kiss from operating all its omnibuses in all the routes.
In a statement issued by the ministry, the two operators were suspended as a result of the video circulating on social media which captured circumstances leading to an accident which killed one and injured seven in Mutoko District along the Harare-Nyamapanda Highway. Learn More