4.11.2021 | Verizon will use Amazon’s low Earth orbit satellites to extend 4G and 5G
Verizon has made a deal to use Amazon's low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to add capacity to the Verizon cellular network and provide fixed-wireless Internet service in rural parts of the US. Verizon said it will use Amazon satellite connectivity for both consumers and large businesses.
There won't be any immediate change to Verizon's services because Amazon has said its Project Kuiper division won't launch any satellites until at least 2023. The companies announced this strategic collaboration on 28th of October, 2021.
Verizon already provides LTE home-Internet service in rural areas and 5G home-Internet service in urban areas. But availability is limited, and Verizon plans to use Amazon Kuiper to expand its fixed-wireless offerings.