[TechWeb] According to foreign media reports, Amazon has obtained the approval of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to spend US$10 billion to build a satellite Internet network, which will work with the satellite Internet project Starlink of the space exploration company SpaceX. competition.
According to foreign media, Amazon’s low-Earth orbit satellite group program is codenamed “Project Kuiper”. The project will consist of three satellite networks at different altitudes, totaling approximately 3,200.
Amazon told the FCC that it plans to launch satellites to three altitudes in five stages, and the service will be put into use after the first 578 satellites enter orbit.
Amazon said that this project aims to launch a series of low-Earth orbit satellites to provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network services to communities around the world that have not received basic Internet services and underserved communities.
Many technology giants are planning to build satellite Internet services. SpaceX intends to operate a large satellite network to provide high-speed Internet services around the world. Facebook is also developing satellite Internet projects.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that last year, foreign media exposed that Amazon is planning satellite Internet services, and Amazon also recruited the executives of SpaceX’s satellite Internet project team, namely Rajeev Badyal and his previous ones. Several members of the SpaceX team are responsible for their project.
Musk is very upset with Amazon’s follow-up behavior. In an article about Amazon planning satellite Internet services, Musk @ up JeffBezos (Bezos), and then commented on copycat (plagiarism, plagiarism).
Musk first announced satellite Internet plans in January 2015. In 2016, SpaceX submitted a document to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to apply to operate a large satellite network to provide high-speed Internet services around the world.