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Project Kuiper is Amazon’s plan to deploy thousands of internet satellites in low Earth orbit to provide wireless connectivity in regions with limited terrestrial internet infrastructure. The company has stated that it plans to invest more than $10 billion in the initiative.

The three new customer terminals developed by Amazon are powered by an internally developed chip called Prometheus, which will also be installed in Project Kuiper satellites to help process data traffic.

The entry-level customer terminal is a portable, rectangular device that provides up to 100 megabits per second of bandwidth and can be deployed on rooftops using a specialized mount. The second customer terminal is designed for residential and small business customers, provides up to 400 megabits per second of bandwidth, and costs less than $400 to manufacture.

The most advanced customer terminal is designed for enterprises, public sector organizations, and telecommunications providers and measures 19 by 30 inches, providing connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.

Amazon has revealed that its range of customer terminals reflects the company’s goal of providing the best experience for customers worldwide.

The company claims that the terminals will provide an affordable way for consumers to access Project Kuiper broadband services. Enterprises can use them to provide internet access for connected devices at remote locations.

Towards mass production

Amazon plans to start mass-producing Project Kuiper satellites by the end of the year. The first production-ready satellites are scheduled to launch in 2024 and are expected to start providing internet services to early customers later that year.

At a satellite event in Washington, D.C., Amazon executives updated the Project Kuiper internet constellation, emphasizing their commitment to delight customers with their service’s quality, reliability, and value.

With the launch of its new customer terminals, Amazon is making significant progress in its mission to connect unserved and underserved communities with internet access.

Also read: Amazon commits more than $10 billion to Project Kuiper