How Much is Starlink in Kenya [Packages and Monthly Price]
- on Jul 22, 2023
Starlink is now available for sale in Kenya with five (5) packages. Starlink Kenya Packages includes Residential package, Business package, Mobility package, Maritime package and Roaming package. Meanwhile, purchasing Starlink internet service with global roaming package allows you to travel anywhere in the world with Internet Access.
Starlink is a low-latency satellite-based broadband internet service designed by Elon Musk’s aerospace engineering company SpaceX to offer high-speed internet connection of 50 Mbps to 200 Mbps with unlimited data (MB) access. Now available in Kenya, announced by Elon Musk, he said “users in Kenya can now subscribe to Starlink”.
Compared to other internet service providers (ISP) in Kenya, Starlink is advancing the future of internet connectivity through offering a reliable high speed internet connection. Starlink internet speed in Kenya is estimated to 50Mbps on minimum and 220Mbps on maximum.
However, in this guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s Starlink in Kenya, including, Kenyan’s packages and monthly cost. We’ll also explain how to buy or order Starlink in Kenya and some key benefits of using the low orbit satellite for internet connection in the East Africa country.
How Much is Starlink in Kenya?
The Price of Starlink in Kenya is categorized into three (3) major part, Hardware (Starlink Kit: satellite dish, mounting tripod, Wi-Fi router, power supply, and cables) fee which cost KSh89,000, Shipping and Handling fee which is KSh3,100 and Monthly subscription fee Ksh6,500.
However, do note that Starlink Monthly price varies depending on packages. Furthermore, as a first-time buyer, you’ll get Starlink for a total cost of Ksh98,600 in Kenya. Here’s the price in Kenya Shillings (KSH).
|Starlink Kit & Items||Amount in KSH|
|Shipping & Handling||3,100|
|Monthly subscription fee||6,500 – Lowest package|
Meanwhile, once you’ve made the initial deposit, it’s a one-time payment, but you have to keep paying for monthly subscription price to keep the reliable high-speed internet connection running.
Starlink Packages and Monthly Price in Kenya
As previously stated that Starlink offers five (5) various packages in Kenya, and they are; residential package, business package, roaming package, mobility package and maritime package. The Aviation and Starlink IOT packages are yet to come to Africa.
Here are Starlink Kenya Packages and Monthly Subscription Price:
|Packages||Monthly Subscription Fee (KSh)||Hardware Kit Price (KSh)|
1. Residential Package
The Starlink’s Residential Kit is a home-based router that’s best for home internet solutions in Kenya. The Kit cost Ksh89,000, plus the shipping and handling fees which cost for KSh3,100 and it monthly subscription price of KSh6,500, making a total cost of KSh98,600 for the Starlink’s residential package.
However, shipping and delivery typically takes 2 to 3 weeks. Contact details and shipping address is needed to process and ensure your Hardware kit is delivered safely.
2. Business Package
Starlink’s Business Package is categorized into three (3) different service options in Kenya.
- Business Service Option 1: Subscribing to this business package will give you 1 Terabyte (TB) of priority data plus unlimited standard data. However, it’ll cost you KSh13, 572 monthly subscription fee.
- Business Service Option 2: This Starlink’s Business Package will offer you 2 Terabyte (TB) of priority data plus unlimited standard data for KSh27,144 per month.
- Business Service Option 3: This business package offers 6 Terebyte (TB) of priority data plus unlimited standard data for KSh81,432 every month as subscription cost.
Priority Data Meanings.
Starlink’s Priority Data simply means you’ll get network and connectivity at top prioritized demand, ensuring swift and consistent high internet speed. However, when you exhausted this data TB, you’ll be running of standard data connection which is unlimited.
Business Package Kit and Price
The Starlink’s Business Package is the best offer for busineses and organizations that have large amount of employees running on internet as their daily activities. Example of such organizations includes Financial Institutions e.g Banks, Government agencies e.g Immigration office.
However, the Starlink’s Business Package Kit cost KSh356, 606 and provide upto 220Mbps on Latency of 25ms to 50ms. Furthermore, it’s important to know that you’ll be given a 30-days trial on Business Package in Kenya.
3. Roaming Package
Starlink’s Roaming Package is also categorized into three (3) main plan. The Mobile Regional, Mobile Global (otherwise Mobility Package) and Mobile Priority (also known as Maritime Package). I will explore further about Mobile global and Mobile priority in the next section.
The Mobile Regional Plan of Starlink’s Roaming Package in Kenya costs KSh7, 900 subscription fee per month and KSh92,100 for package kit price, and it’s used for roaming the internet anywhere on Land. Unlike the residential package that’s home-based router, the Mobile Regional package can be taken to anywhere in Kenya for internet services.
4. Mobility Package (Mobile Global)
The Mobility Package of Starlink is a roaming internet service in Kenya. With this package, you can travel anywhere in the world and still have internet access. The Mobility Package is also known as Mobile Global Package or International Package.
Starlink’s Mobility Package Kit costs Ksh356,606 with internet speed of 220Mbps and latency that’s less then 20ms. Furthermore, Mobility Package monthly subscription price in Kenya is set to KSh34,910.
5. Maritime Package (Mobile Roaming Priority)
The Starlink’s Maritime Package allow subscribers to access the internet at high speed rate of upto 220Mbps on latency lesser than 20ms while moving on Land or Sea. This package offer 50GB priority data to users and when the priority data is exhausted, user will begin roaming on unlimited standard data.
Maritime Package Kit costs KSh356,606 in Kenya and a monthly subscription price of KSh32,800. However, do note that the mobile regional package and mobile global package are roaming on unlimited standard data.
Starlink Internet Speed in Kenya.
Starlink is a low-latency satellite-based internet constellation. With high speed internet offering of 50Mbps to 220Mbps in less then 20 milliseconds (Ms) latency, the router provides high-speed internet connection in Kenya.
Unlike it rival, Safaricom which happens to be the country’s leading telecommunications company, offers internet services through gigabit and Digital subscriber line (DSL) networking technologies. However, this system of offering internet connection is old and slow and cannot compete with internet satellite in the low orbit of the Earth.
Furthermore, Latency can be define as the time consumption between the processing of data in a network. The lower the latency, as in Starlink’s Satellite, the faster the response. Nowadays, high-speed internet connection is essential especially in companies and startups that utilises cloud-based systems.
In East Africa country, e.g Kenya, 5G and 4G internet connection is only available to the major cities including Nairobi, the federal capital of Kenya. But with Elon Musk’s Starlink, Internet service is served to the rural and urban areas with high-speed internet connection, because the router uses low-orbit internet satellites to offer it services.
How to Buy Starlink in Kenya
Here is the simple steps to buy or order Starlink in Kenya:
- Go-to starlink.com in your web’s browser on your smartphone or computer.
- Input all the required information such as your country, shipping address, legal name and contact information.
- Once that’s done, tap on “Order Now” and account will be automatically registered for you.
- Now, proceed to choose package and continue to payment page
- Make payment through your Debit Card, PayPal, or Credit Card.
- Once payment information has been added, review your order and tap on “Place Order”.
However, do note that in the checkout page, payment options that’s suitable for your region will be available. If you can’t find your preferred payment methods, you can opt-in for virtual dollar card to complete your payment. Furthermore, do note that it can take up to three (3) weeks to get your Starlink’s Kit delivered.
Kabiru Connect Starlink: Karibu Connect is a Starlink authorized reseller in Kenya. Very soon, you’ll start buying Starlink Kit directly in Kenya shop and subscribing to it packages’ plans through in-shop mobile money agent.
How to Setup Starlink Kit
To use Starlink, you will have to set up the kit. Your Starlink’s Kit will comprises of satellite dish, mounting tripod, Wi-Fi router, power supply, and cables. Now, look for a location that have no hindrance to the Sky.
Next, mount the satellite dish and connect it using cables in the Kit with the Wi-Fi router. Once you’ve setup the Kit, start using Starlink. You can connect to the internet and manage your account through Starlink Mobile Application.
Internet Price Comparison in Kenya.
|Medium-speed Internet Subscription||KSh6,300 ($44) monthly for 40 Mbps||KSh6,500 ($46) monthly for 50 to 200 Mbps||Nill||Nill|
|High-speed Internet Subscription||KSh12,500 ($88) monthly for 100 Mbps||KSh32,800 ($231) monthly for 220 Mbps and -20ms||Nill||Nill|
|Installation Fees||KSh3,000 ($21)||Nill||Ksh15,000 ($106)||Nill|
Starlink Internet Pricing in Kenya.
|Internet Package||Price (KSh)||Monthly Subscription Price (KSh)||Speed||Latency||Package Details||Additional Information|
|Starlink’s Residential Package||92,100||6,500||25 to 200 Mbps||25 to 50ms||Unlimited Standard Data||Shipping Fee costs KSh3,100|
|Starlink’s Business Package 1||356,606||13,572||220Mbps||25ms||1 TB priority data plus unlimited standard data||30 days trial|
|Starlink’s Business Package 2||356,606||27,144||220Mbps||25ms||2 TB priority data plus unlimited standard data||30 days trial|
|Starlink’s Business Package 3||356,606||81,432||220Mbps||25ms||6 TB priority data plus unlimited standard data||30 days trial|
|Starlink’s Roaming Package||92,100||7,900||50Mbps||50ms||Can be used to access the internet on Land in Kenya||Nill|
|Starlink’s Mobility Package||356,606||34,910||220Mbps||Less then 20ms||Can be used to access Internet both in and out of Kenya||It’s an advance plan of Roaming Package|
|Starlink’s Maritime Package||356,606||32,800||220Mbps||Less than 20ms||50GB of priority data plus unlimited standard data||Can be used to roam the internet on Land and on Sea while moving|
|Safaricom Internet Package 1||Nill||6,300||40Mbps||Nill||Initial Installation||Nill|
|Safaricom Internet Package 2||Nill||12,500||100Mbps||Nill||Initial Installation||Nill|