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Elon Musk’s Playbook for Disruption of Global Telecom Sector

Elon Musk’s Playbook for Disruption of Global Telecom Sector

He is the world’s richest man, and he is his generation finest innovator. He has brought a new basis of competition in the electric vehicle sub-sector, and he is changing the ordinance of manned and unmanned space transportation. Elon Musk is seated alone because there is really no one to compare him with. 

There has never been in the history of the world where a man focuses on dealing with many big problems, at once, and making tons of money doing so. He is peerless, and the world is better that he is here.

But his work has been largely esoteric when it comes to places like Africa, the land of his birth. But that is changing very soon. Yes, Elon’s other company – SpaceX, the rocket one – is now shipping his Starlink kits to selected customers in Europe: “Hall had been getting download speeds of only 0.5 megabits per second with BT internet, he said. Now with Starlink, he’s averaging 85 Mbps. “Within the hour we ran a Zoom quiz with grandchildren — it was wonderful,” he said.”

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Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service has been approved by the UK regulator Ofcom.
Starlink, from Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, will compete with the likes of BT Group and OneWeb to provide internet to people across the UK.

People in the UK have already started receiving the Starlink kit.

One user told Insider that he received his Starlink equipment on New Year’s Eve and that his download speed jumped from 0.5 megabits per second to 85 Mbps.

Like I have said, immersive connectivity is coming to places like Nigeria by 2022 as I see products like Starlink having the capacity to reach many at scale. The UK government has approved Starlink. I expect the South African government to do so this year. And very soon, it would become the denominator in Africa.

The GSM players disrupted CDMA after the CDMAs had punted landlines in Nigeria. Satellite internet will give heat to GSM players in coming years. The good news: customers will win! May the best product WIN.


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  1. For some of us making big bets on building mega million dollars digital native companies, when you hear about cheaper internet or universal coverage, you magically increase your speed of innovation, because the market size is about to get bigger.

    Musk’s motivation increases as the size of problems increases, his heart is brave, his vision – long. It is not every now and then you see any human with such level of visioning capabilities.

    The good thing is that it challenges some of us never to beat our chests, irrespective of the level of success or achievement. Elon Musk has set a very high bar, and without breaching that bar, there won’t be anything worth bragging about.

    I lived in the era of Messi and Ronaldo, plus Musk and Bezos; I cannot exchange this era with any other in human history. For you to make your own name in this hyper competitive era, you must do something profound, and that’s enough motivation to keep working.

    What a time to be alive!

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