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 has deployed 88 satellites, 85 of them for customers, as the company ramps up its payload delivery service.
Elon Musk talked about the status of Starlink, along with his expectations for the future, including his belief the service will have 500,000 users in 12 months.
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.
Google is partnering with SpaceX to provide cloud and internet services, in combination with the latter’s Starlink satellite internet.
Elon Musk has disclosed that Starlink has received more than 500,000 orders, most of which will be filled.
The Federal Communications Commission has granted SpaceX permission to launch satellites at a lower altitude.
SpaceX is aggressively rolling out its Starlink satellite internet service, and has no plans to offer multi-tier pricing.