Verizon and Amazon collaborate on Satellite-based Internet


Verizon Communication is planning to use Amazon Project Kuiper, a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network, to bring internet access to underserved and unserved communities in the US. 

Additionally, Verizon is developing connectivity solutions for their global enterprise customers operating from both rural and remote locations across the globe.

Executive Opinion

Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg said, "Project Kuiper offers flexibility and unique capabilities for a LEO satellite system, and we’re excited about the prospect of adding a complementary connectivity layer to our existing partnership with Amazon. We know the future will be built on our leading 5G network, designed for mobility, fixed wireless access and real-time cloud compute. More importantly, we believe that the power of this technology must be accessible for all. Today’s announcement will help us explore ways to bridge that divide and accelerate the benefits and innovation of wireless connectivity, helping benefit our customers on both a global and local scale."

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said, "There are billions of people without reliable broadband access, and no single company will close the digital divide on its own. Verizon is a leader in wireless technology and infrastructure, and we’re proud to be working together to explore bringing fast, reliable broadband to the customers and communities who need it most. We look forward to partnering with companies and organizations around the world who share this commitment."

Amazon and Verizon Partnership

As a part of the partnership, Verizon will link its terrestrial mobile network with the Project Kuiper LEO Satellites and also use it to deliver cellular backhaul solutions to expand their LTE and 5G data networks to rural and remote communities in the US.

Project Kuiper and Verizon will also work on developing connectivity solutions for global and domestic enterprises across various industries.

Verizon and Amazon had earlier partnered for a Voice Interoperability Initiative that leveraged Verizon 5G edge MEC platform and AWS Wavelength, a 5G-based Edge Computing Infrastructure.
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