July 1

Elon Musk’s Starlink Cheaper Data Plan for Kenya Jolts Safaricom, Airtel

Elon Musk’s satellite internet provider Starlink has unveiled a new cheaper data plan for Kenya ushering in competition for Safaricom and Airtel, which have a big grip on the segment.

Starlink has introduced a 50 gigabyte (GB) monthly data package at a rate of Ksh1,300 ($10.16) which is less than half the asking price for Airtel which charges Ksh3,000 ($23.44) for a similar package.

Photo courtesy of CaptSpaulding.

Source: The EastAfrican (link opens in a new window)

Technology, Telecommunications
data, digital inclusion