Satellite company Iridium Communications and Amazon has partnered on a project called CloudConnect to bring Internet connectivity to places in the world which currently lack connections.
Come 2019 AWS which is Amazon web services and its partner Iridium will launch a what could be the world’s greatest project. This time they are pushing the envelope and aiming to provide internet connection to all corners of our dear blue planet.
The Chief Executive officer of Iridium Matt Desch said in a statement;
“We’re really covering the whole planet … with terrestrial networks today it’s still only 10 percent or 20 percent [of Earth], “Everybody today can connect pretty easily with very little effort. Now that Amazon has put our language into the cloud platform, they can extend their applications to the satellite realm.”
As more companies are turning to AWS to host their web-servers and protect their data some of which belong to top Governments public offices around the world, it is no surprise Amazon’s Boss is thinking outside the box again for new ways to explore possibilities and realities.
Imagine the surge in creativity and development across the third world if this project becomes a major success. This would contribute to the drop in high internet mobile data prices that is currently being charged by telecommunication giants across Africa and Asia compared to the United States and Europe.
You would expect that the price of data should be the cheapest for countries with very poor internet connectivity but unfortunately this is not the case.
I’m not sure how this would work but i believe we have the technology for it. Internet access from space seems far better than drones with WAPs attached to them flying across remote locations across the world which was thought and implemented by Facebook
Should be interesting to see how this shapes our world for the better soon.