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Elon Musk’s SpaceX seeks licence to launch Starlink broadband in Tanzania by 2023

Global corporations are starting to express interest in the businesses associated to the country’s space as Tanzania continues its efforts to roll out 5G services in every city of the nation.

According to rumors, SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, has submitted an application to the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) for a license to introduce internet services from space under the Starlink name in Tanzania.

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According to The Citizen, the (TCRA) will decide on the license in accordance with the proper procedure established by the agency.

The Citizen received confirmation from TCRA Director General Jabiri Bakari that the Starlink Company had submitted an application. Dr. Bakari responded: “Yes, I am aware that the corporation had made an application through a portal when I was asked if he was aware of the Starlink Corporation’s approaching arrival.

SpaceX aims to launch Starlink operations in Tanzania between January and March 2023, subject to regulatory permission.

Only Nigeria and Mozambique have given Starlink permission to conduct business in Africa, according to the company’s website. This was accomplished after gaining legal permission from both countries.

SpaceX will have to build an in-country earth station and deploy its global satellite bandwidth capacity in Tanzania after the license is approved. As soon as the service is launched, both parties will utilize the same space infrastructure and share $99 installation kits that can be deposited through the company’s website.

The number one launch service provider in the world, SpaceX was the first private firm to transport humans to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Only this business has successfully completed every civilian crew mission to orbit.

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