Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has granted OneWeb permission to provide satellite communications over and into the giant country.
OneWeb isn’t alone and the NCC has granted similar access licences to Inmarsat, Eutelsat, SES, Intelsat, Avanti’s Hylas-2, and the UAE’s Yahsat.
To date the NCC has not included SpaceX’s Starlink mega-constellation for access to the country although the NCC updates its list of approved operators twice a year. This suggests Starlink might make the next update.
Nigeria is the continent’s most populous nation as well as being Africa’s fastest-growing country.