Starlink coming soon to Burundi

26 September 2023

SpaceX has begun negotiations with the Burundian authorities to launch Starlink services in the country from the second quarter of 2024, pending approval from regulatory authorities.

Starlink's low-orbit satellite constellation should enable the government to accelerate coverage of the entire population with high-speed internet connectivity, including communities living in remote rural areas that are difficult to access for operators' terrestrial networks. The Telecommunications Regulatory and Control Agency (ARCT) plans to launch commercial 5G in the country from July next year.