Challenge “Starlink”? Amazon acquires Facebook satellite internet team

According to reports, Amazon is racing to compete with other satellite Internet companies. In addition to OneWeb, it also includes Elon Musk’s SpaceX company “Starlink”.

According to The Information quoted by Business Insider, Amazon has acquired Facebook’s team of more than a dozen satellite Internet experts, and spokespersons from the two companies confirmed the news.

Challenge "Starlink"? Amazon acquires Facebook satellite internet team

According to the news, this transaction supports Amazon’s $10 billion development of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites that can provide high-speed broadband Internet around the world and marks the final failure of Facebook’s efforts.

Information shows that Facebook’s team joined Amazon’s existing 500-person operations team in April this year, including physicists and hardware and software engineers with experience in aviation and wireless systems.

Facebook said that the talent acquisition transaction includes some intellectual property rights developed by the team, as well as equipment and facilities. Other terms were not disclosed.

According to reports, Amazon is racing to compete with other satellite Internet companies. In addition to OneWeb, it also includes Elon Musk’s SpaceX company “Starlink”.

In addition, it is reported that Facebook’s research work on satellite-based Internet technology started as early as 2015, but encountered multiple obstacles. Facebook aspects that, in view no plans to launch its own satellite network, Amazon’s acquisition will make health cluster team can continue to work. A spokesperson said that Facebook will continue to work with partner companies such as Eutelsat and continue to work to expand Internet access.

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