10 Apr Global Internet Connectivity from Amazon?
Amazon will be sending thousands of satellites in orbit! What will this accomplish?
Amazon is going to be launching 3,236 satellites for global internet connectivity. This project is called “Project Kuiper.” The public first found out about this project when there were “three sets of filings made with the International Telecommunication Union last month by the Federal Communications Commission on behalf of Washington, D.C.-based Kuiper Systems LLC.” The filings show that there will be 3,236 satellites in low earth orbit. Being in low earth orbit will offer extreme advantages in low cost and low latency.
The satellites for this Amazon project will cover spots on Earth that 95% of the world’s population lives within. This is very important because according to the United Nations almost 4 Billion people around the world are underserved when it comes to global internet connectivity. Amazon will be spending billions of dollars on this project to hopefully connect the whole world with broadband internet access. Amazon knows this is no small feat and they are expecting it to take years to complete the entire project. They are facing competition to the likes of OneWeb, SpaceX and other major players.
There has been confirmation from Amazon about the project. “Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world. This is a long-term project that envisions serving tens of millions of people who lack basic access to broadband internet. We look forward to partnering on this initiative with companies that share this common vision.”
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