Telecommunication: SpaceX of Elon Musk authorized to operate in Haiti

Emmanuel Paul
Emmanuel Paul - Journalist/ Storyteller

The company SpaceX of the controversial billionaire Elon Musk is authorized to operate in Haiti.

A certificate of approval has been granted to the firm SpaceX by the National Telecommunications Council (CONATEL). SpaceX should provide a high-speed Internet access service by satellite in the ten geographical departments of the country through Starlink and Swarm, according to what Radio Référence FM reported this Saturday on its twitter account.

SpaceX had acquired “Internet of Things (IoT)” connectivity provider Swarm in 2020. This allowed the company founded by Elon Musk to significantly increase its operational capacity.

Last July, CONATEL had revealed that billionaire Elon Musk had applied for an operating license in Haiti.

High-speed internet access remains a luxury for the vast majority of the Haitian population. The telecommunications market is controlled by only two providers (Digicel and Natcom) that offer extremely limited service at exorbitant prices.

It must also be recognized that these two companies face enormous difficulties in supplying and maintaining their sites of operation due to the fact that a large part of the Haitian territory is controlled by armed gangs.

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