A danger to other service providers in the area is unavoidably created by the internet service provider’s announcement that it will launch its services in Kenya by the second quarter of the year.
The most developed nation in East Africa in terms of technology has been home to the telecoms company Safaricom for years. However, Safricom’s hegemony in Kenya may be in jeopardy with the recent entry of Canadian telecom Iristel and now Elon Musk’s Starlink.
In a statement, Starlink stated that it is “waiting service coverage or regulatory approval.” Once the regulatory permission fails, Kenyans would be able to order the service, the company claims.
“Place your order right away to hold a Starlink. Starting in Q2 2023, Starlink plans to offer service in your area. Regulatory authorisation is necessary for availability. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis within each coverage region, the business said.
Starlink is particularly interested in a few important sub-regions, including Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, and Nakuru, where services may be made available by the middle of the year.
Starlink has been built to operate efficiently in any place, no matter how distant, thanks to its satellite computing and coverage. The company claims that Starlink is ideal for specific regions in Kenya since it has an endless number of service points and can operate there.
Kenya is undergoing a technological revolution, with a quickly expanding need for technological infrastructure and services. The country is ripe for service providers to build a market presence due to rising demand for streaming services.
With measures like digitizing its government records and creating a tech cluster that has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of Africa, tech companies from across the world are starting to take notice of Kenya’s innovation push.