Starlink expands its services to Kenya

Starlink expands into Kenya, while Safaricom partners with AST SpaceMobile to launch satellite internet services, promising improved connectivity and contributing to bridging the digital divide.

Modern space satellite probe with solar panels

Elon Musk’s Starlink has announced its expansion into Kenya, bringing its satellite internet services to the country. This development comes at the same time as Safaricom, Kenya’s leading communications company, prepares to launch its own satellite internet services. 

Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile telecommunications company, has partnered with AST SpaceMobile, a Texas-based company known for designing and manufacturing satellites that provide cellular broadband internet access. The partnership is expected to bring improved connectivity and increased competition to the Kenyan market. Both Starlink and Safaricom’s satellite internet services aim to enhance internet access in Kenya, particularly in rural areas, and contribute to the overall development of the country’s digital infrastructure.