Google announced on Thursday that it had won a contract to provide cloud services to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which launched several Starlink satellites to offer high-speed Internet.
According to the search giants, SpaceX will install a ground station in Google’s data center to connect to the Starlink satellite, enabling fast and secure Internet services via Google Cloud. According to the company, the service will be available to corporate customers in late 2021.
The transaction takes place when Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc dominate the market and demand for cloud computing services is high.
Because of the increased demand for 5G connectivity, cloud companies are also leveraging the telecommunications sector.
According to the most recent revenue report, Google’s cloud business accounts for approximately 7% of total revenue. Microsoft received a similar deal from SpaceX last October to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to Starlink.
The private SpaceX, known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, is increasing Starlink satellite production. Mask hopes that Starlink, a growing constellation of hundreds of Internet beam satellites, will generate enough revenue to fund SpaceX’s interplanetary ambitions.