Amazon is doubling down on its efforts to take on SpaceX in the battle for satellite internet, acquiring Facebook’s team to assist it.
OneWeb has launched an additional 36 satellites, a milestone that will enable the company to start offering internet service this year.
SpaceX is planning on providing global internet coverage by September, via its Starlink satellite constellation.
SpaceX is in talks with “several of the airlines” to provide in-flight WiFi using the company’s Starlink satellite internet service.
Elon Musk has disclosed that Starlink has received more than 500,000 orders, most of which will be filled.
SpaceX is aggressively rolling out its Starlink satellite internet service, and has no plans to offer multi-tier pricing.
Starlink internet service is poised to expand to much of the world, and double in speed, later this year.
OneWeb, a company dedicated to satellite-based internet, has raised additional funding from SoftBank and Hughes Network.
Elon Musk’s second company has hit a major milestone, expanding its Starlink internet service to the UK, its first international market.
Starlink’s internet service beta is already exceeding expectations, as it delivers faster speeds than promised.