Amazon has confirmed plans to create a network of thousands of satellites in low orbit. With their help, the company plans to create high-speed access to the Network for almost all inhabitants of the Earth.
The International Telecommunication Union, or ITU, is alreadyApplied. They speak of the desire to place 3,236 satellites in low earth orbit. This powerful network will have to cover the territory of residence of 95% of the population of the Earth (latitude - from the 56th south parallel to the 56th north). Altitude of accommodation - from 590 to 630 km above the Earth.
The current broadband systemsatellites has significant delays. New satellites will have no more than 25 ms. This indicator corresponds to the parameters of fiber-optic and cable systems.
It is important to note that there is already strong competition in this area. So, SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat and Space Norway are working on similar satellite systems.