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Google & SpaceX Team Up On Elon Musk's Satellite Internet For Faster Data Speed

Google has announced that it would be working with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite system to offer low-latency, reliable delivery of data with the help of Google Cloud. 

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In case you didn’t know, Elon Musk’s space company has sent thousands of microsatellites in space to offer internet connectivity to remote areas that don’t have high-speed internet. While still in its beta phase, it has seen a considerable number of users for its service, and it looks like Google doesn’t want to miss out. 

Google has announced that it has successfully attained a deal to offer computing and networking resources to SpaceX for Starlink.  

Google said in a press release that SpaceX would install Starlink terminals at Google’s cloud data centres across the world, allowing Starlink customers to use Cloud services while also allowing Google to use the satellite network’s instant connectivity for its enterprise cloud customers. 

The Starlink-Google would also include secure data delivery to remote areas of the world. To enable this, SpaceX will install the first-ever Starlink terminal at Google’s New Albany, Ohio data centre, with more plans to be shared in the near future. The services will be available to customers by the end of 2021. 

Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure at Google Cloud said, “Applications and services running in the cloud can be transformative for organizations, whether they’re operating in a highly networked or remote environment. We are delighted to partner with SpaceX to ensure that organizations with distributed footprints have seamless, secure, and fast access to the critical applications and services they need to keep their teams up and running.”

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Recently, SpaceX announced that it has received over 5 lakh orders for its satellite internet service. What’s surprising here is that the beta program for its service only began in October last year, charging its users just $99 per month, along with $499 starter kits. Today, SpaceX has a constellation of over 1,400 satellites.

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