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NCA Approves Starlink’s Satellite Broadband Service in Ghana

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has approved an application from Space X’s satellite internet service, Starlink to operate in Ghana.

This new development follows earlier assurances from the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu to have the satellite broadband service operate in the country, after the March internet outages experienced in Ghana and 12 other West African nations.

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“The approval of the application follows the policy approval of the satellite licensing framework by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation,” the Authority said in a statement on Thursday, April 25.

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Perhaps in the coming weeks, the government says it will grant the company an operational licence after administrative processes are completed.

When the final green light is given for Starlink services, Ghana will now join seven other African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia, and Benin) that have issued licences for its operations.

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There’s also hope that about 30 more African countries might approve Starlink services later this year, as the company continues to expand its footprint on the continent.

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