Amazon is seeking permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to add another 4,500 satellites to its satellite Internet network to provide Internet access worldwide.
Amazon had previously announced that Intends Spend at least $ 10 billion to expand its 3236 satellite network through the Kuiper project. Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to deploy a total of 7774 satellites for the project. Amazon has applied to the FCC for permission to launch and launch two prototype satellites by the end of 2022.
According to Amazon, the satellites will serve home users, hospitals, offices, government agencies and other non-governmental organizations around the world, including in areas with Internet access problems.
Although Internet access is available in many parts of the world, Amazon says only 51 percent of the world’s population and 44 percent of the population in developing countries have access to the Internet.
In 2020, the FCC approved the Kuiper Project plan to place Amazon satellites in low-Earth orbit in competition with the Starlink SpaceX Internet. Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos and SpaceX CEO Ilan Musk are rivals.
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized Boeing’s satellite Internet project to launch 147 satellites over nine years. The company can become the main competitor of Starlink SpaceX by launching its Internet network in space.
In this project, 147 satellites will be launched to cover the Internet around the world. Boeing applied to the FCC for a license in 2017, and now the decision-making body has given the green light to the company’s request.
It remains to be seen which companies in this competition can provide better services to users.