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Starlink, Elon Musk's Satellite Company, Joins Forces with Jumia, Aims Africa



Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's satellite company, Starlink, is teaming up with e-commerce firm Jumia Technologies AG to extend its satellite broadband services in Africa, as reported by Bloomberg.


Jumia's Chief Commercial Officer, Hisham El Gabry, revealed in an interview that the e-commerce company will offer Starlink's satellite terminals and related equipment in select African nations, commencing with Nigeria in the coming weeks.



El Gabry stated, "We have observed Starlink enter into similar agreements in Southeast Asia and South America, and now Africa will also have access to high-speed internet services."


The collaboration with Jumia will facilitate the sale of terminals in regions lacking formal addresses and comprehensive city mapping. In January, Nigeria became the first African country to receive Starlink services.


Starlink, initiated by Musk's SpaceX, aims to enhance internet connectivity in rural and underserved areas worldwide. Starlink's satellites orbit much closer to Earth than conventional satellites, resulting in reduced latency and the ability to support services that were typically challenging with traditional satellite internet.

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