【gmtlight News】According to documents released recently by the Federal Communications Commission, Amazon's satellite Internet program is known as the "Kuiper Project". According to the plan, Amazon will deploy 784 satellites in orbit 590 kilometers above the ground, 1156 in orbit 630 kilometers above the earth, and 1296 in low Earth orbit 610 kilometers. These Internet satellites will use the Ka band and are expected to provide more reliable broadband access to 3.8 billion people living between 56 North and 56 South latitudes, including 21.3 million Americans who currently do not have access to terrestrial broadband services.
In addition to serving customers in rural areas, Amazon plans to use satellite networks to provide mobile broadband connectivity for aircraft, ships at sea and land vehicles, according to the document.
Amazon is the latest company to compete on the satellite Internet. Amazon highlighted its competitive edge in the application document, saying that it has the global terrestrial network, computing infrastructure and cloud computing network services required by the Kuiper Project, including data centers and edge computing capabilities. Amazon plans to connect the satellite Internet to the ground network.