SpaceX, founded by American business mogul and renowned billionaire Elon Musk, has requested permission to launch Starlink operations in Tunisia.
According to Carthagemag, the American spacecraft company is going through the necessary process needed to operate and establish internet services in another African country. Starlink, which aims to provide broadband internet connectivity across the globe through a constellation of 42,000 satellites orbiting low earth by 2027, has approached Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies, which had helped SpaceX create a license to operate in the country.
Despite Tunisia’s telecommunication strength, SpaceX would be allowed to operate in rural and remote areas of the country with the license granted, although this is not a good location for SpaceX with respect to profits but this would give the space company a foot in the sector once the license has been granted.
Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX, however, has provided no comment on the progress of its plans with the Tunisian authorities and also has not indicated what pricing/subscription plan would be put in place. However, it is expected that it would offer the services to its users at the same price used in other countries, which is $599 for the antenna, router, and startup costs.