Starlink licensed to provide internet services in Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwe Mail


HARARE – In line with Vision 2030, the Second Republic’s development agenda prioritizes innovation, science and technology as crucial pillars for progress, Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa said in a statement on Day X.

The growing importance of the digital economy requires the government to foster an enabling environment for technology investment.

In a significant development, the President announced the approval of Starlink’s license by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

Starlink, a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite operator owned by SpaceX and headed by prominent billionaire Elon Musk, will provide advanced internet and digital services in Zimbabwe through its exclusive local partner, IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd.

Starlink’s introduction into Zimbabwe’s digital telecommunications sector is set to deliver high-speed, low-cost LEO Internet infrastructure across the country, with a focus on rural areas.

This initiative aligns with the government’s commitment to ensure that no one and no place is left behind. The confidence shown by Starlink in investing in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications infrastructure echoes the Second Republic mantra: “Zimbabwe is open for business.”

The President encourages greater foreign investment in Zimbabwe, emphasizing the country’s status as a preferred investment destination.

On behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe, the President congratulates IMC Communications (Pvt) Ltd and Starlink for achieving this important milestone. These strategic investments are critical to achieving the Second Republic’s goal of transforming Zimbabwe into a fully digitalized upper-middle-income economy by 2030.