Icasa has slammed companies that have reportedly been selling Starlink satellite internet terminals in South Africa.
NEC XON will sell OneWeb’s low-Earth-orbit satellite solutions in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa.
Satellite providers are helping telecoms operators connect rural and remote communities on the African continent.
Zambia is one of the cheapest countries for Starlink satellite internet services in the world; the US is most expensive.
All nations in Southern Africa – except South Africa – will have access to Starlink services by the end of next year.
Amazon’s first pair of prototype satellites for its planned Kuiper internet network were launched into space on Friday.
Zambia is the newest in a growing list of African countries to have SpaceX-owned Starlink go live.
SpaceX will partner with e-commerce firm Jumia Technologies to expand its Starlink satellite broadband services in Africa.
Paratus Group has become a Starlink distributor, though it won’t be able to sell the product in South Africa just yet.
An apparent standoff over licensing rules in South Africa means the country’s northern neighbour is set to get Starlink first.