In an exciting development, the Zambian government has officially granted an operating license to Starlink, the satellite connectivity firm founded by Elon Musk. This milestone comes after Starlink successfully conducted tests in nine provinces across Zambia, paving the way for the deployment of its low Earth orbit satellites in the country.
Zambia, a landlocked nation, has been actively working to enhance its connectivity infrastructure, and this partnership with Starlink marks a significant step forward. The government’s commitment to bridging the digital divide is further evidenced by their recent memorandum of understanding with Liquid Telecom, aimed at providing internet services to secondary schools and fostering a new generation of digitally literate individuals.
Starlink’s impressive track record is not limited to Zambia alone. The company has also been granted a 10-year license to operate in Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to securing licenses in Costa Rica and Guatemala. This expansion into multiple countries highlights the growing global recognition and demand for Starlink’s satellite internet services.
With the award of the operating license in Zambia and its presence in other nations, Starlink continues demonstrating its commitment to revolutionizing global connectivity and bridging the digital divide for communities worldwide.