Zimbabwe allows Starlink
September 25, 2023
By Chris Forrester
Zimbabwe’s government will be authorising Starlink to be used in the nation. Zimbabwe’s Postal & Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz), is reportedly ready to approve an application by SpaceX to launch Starlink services in the Southern African country.
The move means that Zimbabwe joins a growing number of African nations to have authorised Starlink – except for South Africa.
The nations where Starlink is already authorised include Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Mozambique.
One of the problems in gaining a South Africa licence are the country’s tough requirements to have a 30 per cent local ownership by persons from historically disadvantaged groups, which include black people, women, youth and people with disabilities.