Verizon and Project Kuiper, an advanced Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network and subsidiary of Amazon, is now announcing a strategic partnership to develop network access capabilities in areas where there is limited or non-existent Internet coverage.
As part of the collaboration, Project Kuiper and Verizon have begun developing technical specifications and defining preliminary commercial models for a range of access services for U.S. consumers and global businesses operating in rural and remote locations around the world.
Network access through a system of 3,236 satellites
Project Kuiper is an initiative aimed at creating better global broadband access through a system of 3,236 satellites to orbit at a low altitude (LEO). The system must be able to serve both individual households as well as schools, hospitals, companies and other organizations that operate in places with limited or non-existent access to the network. Amazon has initially set aside $ 10 billion for the program, which will deliver fast-paced wideboat at an affordable price.
“Project Kuiper offers the flexibility and unique capabilities of a LEO satellite system, and we are excited about the possibility of adding an extra element to our existing Amazon partnership. We know that the future will be built on our leading 5G network, designed for mobility, fixed wireless access and real-time cloud computing. More importantly, we believe that the power of this technology must be accessible to all. The collaboration will help us explore new ways to bridge digital gaps, and it will strengthen innovation and create benefits of wireless network access for the benefit of our customers both globally and locally, ”says Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg.
Connects areas of the United States with inadequate Internet access
The project combines Amazon’s advanced LEO satellite systems with Verizon’s advanced wireless technology and infrastructure. To begin with, Amazon and Verizon will focus on expanding the Verizon data network using project backhaul solutions from Project Kuiper. The integration will take advantage of the antenna development already implemented by the Project Kuiper team, and both engineering teams will now work together to define the technical requirements to help improve wireless coverage for rural and remote areas in the United States.
“There are billions of people without reliable broadband access, and no single company will be able to bridge the digital divide on its own. Verizon is a leader in wireless technology and infrastructure, and we are proud to work together to explore how we can offer fast and reliable broadband to the customers and communities who need it most. We look forward to working with companies and organizations around the world that share that commitment, ”said Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon.
New ways of network access to global corporate customers
The partnership between Project Kuiper and Verizon will also aim to design and distribute new connectivity solutions targeted at various industries and industries, from agriculture to energy to production and transportation. The Kuiper system is designed with the flexibility and capacity required to support companies of all sizes. By connecting these features with Verizon’s wireless, private networking solutions and edge compute solutions, the two players will be able to strengthen network access for companies operating and operating globally.
Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.
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