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Starlink chose Kenya for first office in Africa

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Starlink may have launched its first African service in Nigeria, but it is choosing Kenya as the location of its first physical office on the continent.

SpaceX, parent company of the satellite internet company Starlink, recently posted a job vacancy for the position of Global Licencing Activation Manager, sub-Saharan Africa.

The successful candidate is expected to manage a portfolio of countries, interfacing internally and externally, to enable Starlink to become licenced as an Internet service provider and bring the country online, so it can serve people and enterprises around the world in the near future.

“The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting to the team located at our MacGregor, TX location,” the company noted.

Starlink announced its first African launch in Nigeria in a tweet in January.

“Starlink is now available in Nigeria – the first African country to receive service,” the tweet read. After Nigeria, Starlink has launched in Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, and Eswatini.