Mubasher: Google Cloud has been awarded a cloud deal to provide computing and networking resources to SpaceX, a space-development company founded by Elon Musk, to offer internet service through SpaceX's Starlink satellites, CNBC reported.
Under the deal, SpaceX will install ground stations at Google data centres, which will be connected to Starlink satellites, as part of an objective to provide fast internet service to enterprises in the second half (H2) of 2021.
Without using cell towers, customers’ devices will communicate to satellites, which will then link up to Google data centres where customers can use Google’s cloud services to run applications or send the information to the services of other companies.
The deal could last seven years, a source, who declined to be named, told CNBC.
The CEO of Google’s cloud group, Thomas Kurian, said that consumers living in places with limited internet access and businesses and government organisations managing projects in remote areas will benefit from Starlink’s service.
Hence, Kurian expected that the deal will allow organisations to deploy applications inside Google’s cloud to benefit from high speeds.