Boeing Looking to Provide High Speed Satellites for Top Tech Giants
Boeing, one of the leading aerospace giants, is getting ready to grab a major big deal which will be signed by some of the biggest names in the technology industry. If it gets the deal, Boeing will be responsible for building high-throughput communications satellite for companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple.
High-throughput communications satellite offer high data transmission rates for uploads and downloads. Jim Simpson, the vice president of business development and chief strategist for Boeing Network and Space Systems, told Reuters that the tech companies were actively looking to enlarge the area under internet connectivity to expand their business. Mr. Simpson also added that they looking to provide gigabytes, terrabytes, pedabytes of capabilities to the companies.
There are many companies who are looking into the possibilities of establishing a satellite based space internet. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Greg Wyler’s OneWeb are the ones who are fiercely contesting to be the first to establish a global constellation of internet providing satellites. SpaceX has already got $1 Billion in assistance from Google for their venture of building 4000 lower earth orbit satellites. The tech companies are excited with these developments, as more coverage means new customers for their services. It seems like the world will soon be covered in a blanket of internet providing satellites.