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Starlink Applies For Zimbabwe Licence


Starlink has applied for Zimbabwean licence and the Zimbabwe postal and Telecommunications regulator is in the process of reviewing their application.

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said the global satellite internet provider, Starlink, which is owned by Elon Musk, has applied to operate in the country.

Potraz director-general Dr Gift Machengete revealed this in Bulawayo on Tuesday during a question and answer session at a business function organised by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Postal and Courier Services on the sidelines of the ongoing 64th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).

He also acknowledged that there the authority has a role to play in the operation of the telecommunications sector and will follow the right channels in ensuring services are provided and they meet the standards.

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by Starlink Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American aerospace company, SpaceX, providing coverage to over 70 countries. It also aims to provide global mobile broadband.

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