Starlink has authorised TD Africa to be the distributor of its kits in Nigeria and Africa.
A statement said the development followed an agreement signed by the two organisations, marking a significant moment in TD Africa’s goal of democratising Internet access in Nigeria and across Africa.
The statement quoted TD Africa’s Coordinating Managing Director, Chioma Chimere, as highlighting that the synergy between the two firms would help Starlink’s commitment to transforming how the world accesses the internet.
Chimere expressed excitement about the growth opportunities the agreement presents across the continent, while emphasizing TD Africa’s mission to provide accessible and affordable internet solutions to individuals and businesses.
“This transformative agreement signals a new era for internet access in Africa, with Starlink and TD Africa leading the charge in providing innovative and reliable solutions to meet the evolving needs of the digital economy,” she said.
The statement added that Starlink is engineered and operated by SpaceX; and as the world’s provider of launch services, SpaceX is leveraging its experience with both spacecraft and on-orbit operations to deploy advanced broadband internet system. “Starlink provides quality and cost-effective internet access to homes, businesses, and especially caters to those in remote locations that are currently underserved or unreached. “TD Africa plans to leverage Starlink’s high-speed, low latency, broad coverage and scalability to bridge the digital divide.
With an impressive 2023 year-end customer base of 2.3 million and a presence in over 70 countries, Starlink has emerged as a transformative player since launching its first orbital satellite in 2019,” it was added.
Chimere disclosed that TD Africa would distribute Starlink internet kits across Nigeria, saying the distribution company is representing “over 27 global companies including Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Cisco, Hewlett Parckard, Dell Technologies, Samsung, Huawei, Nokia, Lenovo, Asus”, and others.
“TD Africa has an extensive African reach, serving 47 African countries as Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider,” it was said.