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Starlink Cuts Installation Costs In Kenya

In the absence of the current offer, a subscriber in Kenya would be required to cough not less than Sh100,000 with the purchase of the hardware kit taking up the lion’s share of the cost at Sh89,000.

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Billionaire Elon Musk’s satellite internet firm, Starlink, has announced a 55.6 percent reduction in the price of the installation hardware kit in the Kenyan market in a promotion that runs until May 15.

During the offer window, Kenyans will purchase the hardware equipment at Sh39,500, down from the Sh89,000 asking price during normal sales.

Starlink however appears to be off to a bumpy start in African markets after it emerged that it has halted operations in at least four countries that it recently ventured into.

Starlink’s major strength is its ability to deliver high-speed internet with low latency, making it ideal for rural or remote areas where traditional internet services are limited or unreliable.

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The service has however proved unaffordable for many of the targeted users owing to its off-putting installation cost which is an almost ten-fold increase from what rival products cost.

In the absence of the current offer, a subscriber in Kenya would be required to cough not less than Sh100,000 with the purchase of the hardware kit taking up the lion’s share of the cost at Sh89,000.

After installation of the equipment, the user is required to pay an activation fee of Sh6,500, which is also the monthly subscription charge.


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