Japan's NTT and Amazon hope to offer satellite internet services in Japan as early as next year.
MITSURU OBE, Nikkei Asia chief business news correspondent | Japan
TOKYO -- Telecom carrier NTT has teamed up with Amazon to launch a satellite internet service in Japan with a trial scheduled for as early as 2024, the companies said on Tuesday, in a move aimed at challenging rival operator SpaceX in the fledgling sector.
Amazon's broadband service, Project Kuiper, began with the launch of two prototype satellites in October. The internet e-commerce group plans to establish a constellation of 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) and provide broadband connections around the world.