Google has agreed with Elon Musk's SpaceX to use the increasingly popular Starlink global satellite system. The partnership will allow Google to use Starlink satellite internet for its corporate clients.
According to the search giant, SpaceX will install ground terminals at Google data centers that will connect to Starlink satellites, providing fast and secure internet services via Google Cloud. The service is expected to be available in the second half of 2021 for corporate clients, the company said.
For the search giant, this will give fast satellite internet to provide better services to its corporate clients. And SpaceX will have access to Google's cloud service.
The deal comes at a time when the demand for cloud computing services has surged, and the market is dominated by players such as Microsoft and Amazon. Cloud companies have also tapped into the telecom sector thanks to a surge in demand for 5G connectivity.