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    Starlink roaming still working in SA

    Starlink roaming still working in SA Despite warnings that their connections would go dark from 30 April 2024, numerous Starlink roaming users in South Africa still have access to the company's roaming service. The fast and uncapped Internet service operated by Elon Musk's SpaceX first started...
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    Seacom now offering enterprise LEO satellite connectivity

    Seacom now offering enterprise LEO satellite connectivity Submarine cable network operator and managed connectivity service provider Seacom has launched a low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite service for its enterprise clients in South Africa. The company said the service marked an "evolutionary"...
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    Starlink starts blocking roaming in Zimbabwe

    Starlink starts blocking roaming in Zimbabwe SpaceX's broadband satellite Internet service Starlink has warned users in Zimbabwe that it will disable their roaming services upon request from the country's communications regulator. Like South Africa, Zimbabwe does not yet officially support...
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    SpaceX accuses Italy's biggest mobile network of blocking Starlink

    SpaceX accuses Italy's biggest mobile network of blocking Starlink Elon Musk’s Starlink is claiming that its rollout of high-speed internet in Italy is being obstructed by the country’s largest phone carrier, with possible repercussions for its services across southern Europe and northern...
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    Elon Musk's Starlink thriving in global black market

    Elon Musk's Starlink thriving in global black market SpaceX’s Starlink touts its high-speed internet as “available almost anywhere on Earth.” In the real world, its reach extends to countries where Elon Musk’s satellite-enabled service has no agreement to operate, including territories ruled...
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    SpaceX won't list Starlink in 2024

    SpaceX won't list Starlink in 2024 SpaceX will not pursue an initial public offering of its Starlink unit this year, according to Bret Johnsen, the company’s chief financial officer. “It’d be more in the years to come,” Johnsen said Tuesday at an industry conference. The unit became profitable...
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    Satellite and wireless Internet price comparison

    Satellite and wireless Internet price comparison South Africans living in areas without LTE, 5G, or fibre coverage have limited options when it comes to Internet connectivity. However, some reliable options are available, such as satellite Internet connectivity and Wireless Internet Service...
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    Starlink tested in the Kruger National Park

    Starlink tested in the Kruger National Park MyBroadband tested SpaceX's uncapped satellite broadband service Starlink in the Kruger National Park over the December holidays and found it delivered excellent speeds. The Kruger is South Africa's biggest national park and one of the most...
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    Starsat Africa and IcasaSePush slash Starlink prices

    Starsat Africa and IcasaSePush slash Starlink prices Two Internet service providers (ISPs) that import and manage Starlink's service for South African customers have dramatically reduced the prices of their monthly subscriptions. Effective 1 December 2023, Mozambique-based StarSat Africa will...
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    Astronomer reveals how Starlink satellites are "leaking" radio signals

    Astronomer reveals how Starlink satellites are "leaking" radio signals When I was a child in the 1970s, seeing a satellite pass overhead in the night sky was a rare event. Now it is commonplace: sit outside for a few minutes after dark, and you can’t miss them. Thousands of satellites have...
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    Starlink has reached cash breakeven — Elon Musk

    Starlink has reached cash breakeven — Elon Musk SpaceX’s Starlink service has reached breakeven cash flow, according to chief executive officer Elon Musk, a milestone for the space-based internet provider. Musk disclosed the achievement in a post Thursday on his social media platform, X...
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    First two Project Kuiper satellites launched succesfully

    First two Project Kuiper satellites launched succesfully Amazon.com Inc. has launched and started communicating with its first two satellites for its Project Kuiper, the tech giant’s initiative to build a massive constellation of satellites that can provide internet coverage to Earth. An Atlas...
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    What Starlink must do to launch in SA

    What Starlink must do to launch in SA SpaceX can officially launch Starlink in South Africa without giving up 30% of its company to historically disadvantaged groups (HDGs). That is according to the Internet Service Providers Association of South Africa (ISPA).
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    Starlink wireless router and ground stations approved in SA

    Starlink wireless router and ground stations approved in SA The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has approved at least one part of the customer equipment needed to use SpaceX's Starlink in South Africa. Although Starlink's estimated launch date in South African...
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    Satellite Internet advice

    HI there. I stay outside Durban in a area that is semi Town and farm, constant power breaks for days. No electricity = No cellphone reception, not even 1 bar. (Not even the cellphone repeater works.) Lots of Fibre outages in the are, due to the infrastructure and mountain hills. I work from...
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    OneWeb launches last satellites for initial 616-strong fleet taking on Starlink

    OneWeb launches last satellites for initial 616-strong fleet taking on Starlink OneWeb Ltd. launched the final 36 satellites of its initial 616-satellite “constellation,” allowing the rival of Elon Musk’s Starlink to offer global broadband coverage this year. “It’s the fruition of an enormous...
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    These 20 African countries are all set to get Starlink before South Africa

    These 20 African countries are all set to get Starlink before South Africa At least 20 African countries have either rolled out or are set to get Starlink before South Africa, according to the service's official coverage map. Starlink is a satellite broadband service run by Elon Musk's private...
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    SpaceX gets approval to launch 7,500 more Starlink satellites

    SpaceX gets approval to launch 7,500 more Starlink satellites US regulators partially approved plans by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to operate another massive fleet of Starlink satellites, giving the company the go-ahead to launch 7,500 of a proposed constellation of nearly 30,000 satellites. The...
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    Starlink announces FUP to start throttling in congested areas

    Starlink gets fair use policy — will start throttling in congested areas SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink will start throttling customers' connection speeds if they consume over 1TB of data per month during the day and live in an area with plenty of other users. First reported by...
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    Fixed wireless access broadband's future in South Africa

    The future of fixed wireless in South Africa Fixed wireless access (FWA) continues to play an important role in connecting communities and businesses to the Internet in less-populated areas with little or no fixed broadband coverage. That is the view of Vodacom and Herotel, which sell this...
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