Botswana Grants Starlink License To Operate Its Satellite Internet Services

Starlink continues to increase its expansion across Africa

By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 1 Min Read

Botswana has granted a license to SpaceX’s Starlink unit to operate in the country. Earlier in the year, the country rejected Starlink’s bid to operate.


Regulators in Botswana were asked to fast-track approval of the license after President Mokgweetsi traveled to the US to meet with Starlink executives.

Zoom in

In February, Botswana rejected Starlink’s application to operate in the country ahead of its planned launch in Q4 2024 because regulators found that the company did not provide all the required information.

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Starlink was granted a license last week by Botswana’s neighbor Zimbabwe.

The Big Picture

Starlink is currently licensed to operate 12 African countries and is currently operational in 8 of these countries.

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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: Twitter: @jakuuire
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