Amazon buys Facebook’s Internet Satellites group

According to a report From The Information publication, Amazon has acquired a team of more than a dozen wireless Internet experts from Facebook’s Internet Satellites division.

This purchase is intended to boost the multi-million dollar investment of the Amazon project to launch thousands of satellites and offer broadband service in the US and several countries around the world, information that was confirmed by a Facebook spokesperson to the report source.

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Although details are only now known, the team of employees of the Internet Satellite Group of the social network have already been working at Amazon, in its offices in Los Angeles, for a little more than three months and more precisely since last April.

The goal of the new Amazon employees is to help the company accelerate the development of its low-orbit satellite network to offer wireless Internet by the middle of this decade, around 2025.

The team that started working on Amazon It includes physicists, optical engineers, prototyping engineers, mechanical engineers, and software engineers, all of whom have been working on aeronautical systems and wireless networks for quite some time.

For now, the terms of the agreement for the acquisition of talent between Amazon and Facebook are not known.

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