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Amazon to launch satellites for broadband internet

The long-term project will cater to people globally who lack basic access to broadband internet

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MUMBAI: An attempt by the e-commerce giant, Amazon to provide internet access is being made through its new initiative ‘Project Kuiper’ to build a network of over 3000 satellites, according to multiple filings made with the International Telecommunication Union last month.

Amazon said in a statement that the long-term project will cater to people globally who lack basic access to broadband internet, the report mentioned.

The company added that Project Kuiper will launch a constellation of low earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity.  

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company Blue Origin out of start-up mode and move into production. Blue Origin is seeking to disrupt the legacy launch services market with reusable rocket technology.

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