The third-richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, has disclosed plans for the Project Kuiper satellite internet dishes. Amazon’s decision puts Elon Musk’s Starlink, which just debuted in Nigeria, squarely in competition with it.
Three models were unveiled by Amazon in a blog post, two of which are smaller than Starlink internet terminals, which SpaceX sells.
Amazon satellite dish description
The flat, square terminals link to Amazon’s low-Earth orbit satellite network, Project Kuiper.
The network, which according to Amazon will have thousands of circling satellites, intends to provide internet access to remote or underserved areas of the world.
Starlinks vs. Amazon satellite dish
According to Amazon, the entry-level device will cost less than $400 for residential properties and small enterprises. However, the price of the service is not disclosed.
The gear for Starlink will set you back $600 (or N438,000 at the current parallel market exchange rate). Consumers can subscribe to its services for $43 (N31,390) per month.
Three different satellite dish models are offered on Amazon. The first, which is 11 inches by 11 inches, has a 400 megabits per second maximum speed.
The second choice, a 7-inch square terminal, is the least expensive one offered by Amazon. The third and largest model from Amazon boasts download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second and measures 19 inches by 30 inches.
The normal Starlink terminal from SpaceX is smaller, measuring 11.9 by 20.2 inches. Moreover, two larger variants with dimensions of 20.1 inches by 22.6 inches are offered for enterprises and harsh climates.
According to a Forbes study, Starlink internet offers speeds of 50 to 200 Mbps for its products.
Nigerian man purchases Elon Musk’s Starlink and remarks on speed and price
In the meantime, according to another story, a Nigerian guy described his experience importing Elon Musk’s Starlink network.
The new network will compete against MTN, GLO, and other telecommunications firms for data subscribers.
The Starlink network is expected to have a larger reach and quicker internet speed.