Zimbabwe allows Starlink

Zimbabwe’s government will be authorising Starlink to be used in the nation. Zimbabwe’s Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz), is reportedly ready to approve an application by SpaceX to launch Starlink services in the Southern African country.


The move means that Zimbabwe joins a growing number of African nations to have authorised Starlink – except for South Africa.

The nations where Starlink is already authorised include Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Mozambique.

One of the problems in gaining a South Africa licence are the country’s tough requirements to have a 30 per cent local ownership by persons from historically disadvantaged groups, which include black people, women, youth and people with disabilities.

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