SpaceX, the American spacecraft manufacturer founded by Elon Musk, would be going through the necessary steps to operate Starlink in yet another African country, reports Carthagemag.
Starlink aims to provide broadband Internet connectivity around the world through a constellation of 42,000 satellites placed in low earth orbit by 2027.
The Tunisian Ministry of Communication Technologies worked with SpaceX to create a license to operate in the country.
With Tunisia’s telecommunications being strong, the license would allow SpaceX to operate in rural and remote areas of the country.
While this is not a good location for SpaceX in terms of profitability, it would allow it to get a foothold in the sector once government regulations are completed.
SpaceX has not commented on the process and has not confirmed whether it is working with Tunisian authorities.
SpaceX also did not indicate what pricing would be in place. However, it is assumed that it would be similar to that practiced in other countries, that is to say 599 USD for the antenna, the router and the startup costs.