Starlink Gets The Green Light to Operate in Zimbabwe

Big news on Starlink’s usage in Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa recently highlighted how vital innovation, science, and technology are for the country’s future. He posted on X, stressing how the government is all in on creating a tech-friendly environment.

So Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, Starlink just got the green light from the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). This is huge because Starlink will bring high-speed, low-cost internet to Zimbabwe, especially the rural areas, thanks to their local partner, IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd.

Now, this is where it gets interesting. The same government that’s now rolling out the red carpet for Starlink had previously denied them access. What’s changed? Well, that’s anyone’s guess.

President Mnangagwa is pushing for more foreign investments, branding Zimbabwe as the go-to spot for business. He congratulated Starlink and IMC Communications on this big step, seeing it as crucial for Zimbabwe’s goal of becoming a fully digital, upper-middle-income economy by 2030.

So, while the government’s sudden change of heart is a bit of a mystery, it looks like Zimbabwe is gearing up for a digital revolution.


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