Amazon set to custom its services that deliver high-end internet broadband for low Earth orbit satellites to develop Project Kuiper — Amazon completely hired Facebook’s satellite-based employees — Facebook professionals that focus on resolving low orbit satellites.
As expected, Amazon met Facebook’s requirements to gain access to its employees. Amazon sorted the social media company an undisclosed amount of cash.
Facebook’s spokesman confirmed the significant switch of its Los Angeles-based employees to develop Amazon’s project, Techbooky writes — neither did Facebook’s spokesman reveal the amount of cash Amazon paid for its employees.
Since 2019, Amazon has revealed its consent about delivering internet services via its custom satellite. At the time, they reserved $10 billion to bolster its satellite development — a relentless project that schemes to deploy more than three thousand satellites across rural areas by 2029.
The FCC reportedly supported Amazon to commence the development of its satellite that is expected to have accomplished half of this project prior to 2026.
With an overwhelming motivation to custom broadband connectivity, Amazon dedicated a research lab in Washington, with nothing less than 500 employees working in per to accomplish Project Kuiper. And more from Facebook joins this project.
In the wake of the pandemic, Amazon has contacted the United Launch Alliance, ULA, to approve its satellites launch program that is yet to be scheduled. To date, neither did Amazon, Andy Jassy, nor Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin commented about deploying internet Satellites to space.
Amazon revealed the outcome of Project Kuiper — a device with custom antennas for receiving broadband connections powered by Amazon’s satellite. The multinational tech company is yet to confirm the timeline of when its custom satellite will be sent to space.
It is worth noting that Facebook is expected to be less active in rural areas and underserved areas since this deal with Amazon appears to have dashed out its technology that avails internet connectivity in such low-end tech connectivity.
Remember 2018, when the social media company commenced this project that introduces broadband connections to rural areas that lag with the current digital era.
Ever since the awareness of Facebook’s low earth orbit initiative popped, they attempted several schemes to ensure more internet connectivity at a minimal cost.
Facebook once deployed broadband drones to accomplish a similar purpose — adequate internet connectivity in rural areas. Facebook retired this project and focused on its satellites that appear to be undisputed to Amazon.
With Facebook out of the picture, Amazon will have to compete with Elon Musk orbit satellites services — SpaceX plans to deploy more than twelve thousand satellites across the Earth’s orbit. SpaceX currently has 1300 satellites orbiting space — its Starlink is currently in services offering limited internet broadband.