Up, Up And Away: SpaceX Making High Quality Satellite Internet A Reality

Up, Up And Away: SpaceX Making High Quality Satellite Internet A Reality
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Entrepreneur and innovator Elon Musk has moved a step closer to broadband in space. Submitting an application through his company SpaceX, Musk is looking to launch 4,425 low-orbit satellites that will circle the earth a provide and provide a service which he and other exponents of satellite broadband believe will be cheaper and more effective. According to a data from the Pew Research Center, less than 50% of the world had access to broadband. Due to cost and logistics, many countries, especially those in Africa, can’t get online.

For Musk and those like him, recent developments in the tech world have already started to suggest this doesn’t need to be the case. Cloud computing has virtually become the standard way to save files and even run services in today’s IT world. Indeed, as you scroll through reviews of the leading cloud services here, you start to get an idea of just how many virtual storage options are now available. Whether it’s hybrid service like Carbonite that offers data storage and security or all-in-one products such as pCloud that offers a fully virtual IT system.

With Gartner’s researchers predicting the industry will be worth by $411 billion by 2020, the data suggests computing with minimal hardware has now been accepted at all levels. Of course, the use of satellites is nothing new when it comes to telecommunications and TV media. However, what’s interesting about satellite broadband is that it’s taken a shift in perception before businesses and, therefore, consumers have embraced the idea of cableless networks. Indeed, one of the common misconceptions that surrounded cloud computing when it first came to prominence was security. Of course, cloud networks are far from impenetrable, it’s generally accepted that hardware is now less reliable for many applications, such as web application firewalls.

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