Facebook is going to provide Africa with satellite internet

Amos-6 communication satellite

Until now, the main tool to promote the IT-technologies of the Internet giant was the Inernet.org project. However, in all likelihood, its scope turned out to be tight for the creator of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. Henceforth, Facebook is going to master space to more actively carry the Internet to the masses on Earth.

The main goal of the new project is the creation on the African continent of a communication system that provides access to the Internet to millions of Africans, who are currently deprived of this opportunity. The main partners of Zuckerberg will be the largest French satellite communications operator – Eutelsat, which has an impressive space fleet of 39 satellites.

The third participant of the project will be the Israeli company “Halal Tikshoret” – developer and creator of the Amos-6 communications satellite , which will be the main load for the “delivery” of the signal to Earth. The spacecraft will be put into orbit by Space X company using the Falcon-9 launch vehicle.

“Amos-6” will broadcast to Africa via 36 channels at frequencies from 26.5 to 40 GHz and 3 channels to the countries of the Middle East and Europe at frequencies of 12-18 GHz. With the successful implementation of the project, Halal Tickers will earn $ 100 million .

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