As Starlink faces hurdles, Amazon launches competitor in Africa 📡🌍

As Starlink faces hurdles, Amazon launches competitor in Africa 📡🌍

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Vodafone and Amazon are working on Project Kuiper satellite internet service, a competitor to Starlink in Africa. Vodafone and Project Kuiper, Amazon’s Low Earth Orbit satellite (LEO) communications initiative, today, September 5, 2023, announced a collaboration to use Project Kuiper’s network to extend the reach of 4G/5G services to more of their customers in Europe and Africa.

🚀 Vodafone and Amazon's Project Kuiper are teaming up to bring 4G/5G services to more customers in Europe and Africa, expanding their reach without costly infrastructure.

📡 Project Kuiper connects dispersed cellular antennas to core telecom networks via a satellite constellation, enabling wider coverage.

🌍 Vodacom Group plans to utilize Project Kuiper's satellite network to provide connectivity to challenging areas in Africa. Beta testing is set for end of 2024.

⛔️ This collaboration comes as Starlink, a competitor to Project Kuiper, faces regulatory hurdles in southern Africa, including bans and licensing issues.

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