Amazon shows off its Project Kuiper satellite internet dishes capable of up to 1 Gbps

Amazon has released the first shots of its upcoming satellite internet dishes for its Project Kuiper broadband service. The services will use a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites to provide internet access across the globe, much like the Starlink service. Amazon touts these terminals as being “smaller, more affordable, and more capable” than competing services. There are three different antennas ranging from just seven inches square at the small end to thirty inches wide at the high end. The larger the terminal, the higher the possible internet speeds you can achieve.

The smallest dish, which can be considered a portable table-top model, is just seven inches squared and weighs just one pound. It will be capable of achieving speeds up to 100 Mbps. The standard terminal, which Amazon seems to expect most customers will use, meassures just under eleven inches squared and is pictured mounted on a roof. That dish is capable of 400 Mbps speeds. Amazon says it “expects to produce these terminals for less than $400 each” but there’s no word on what it will charge customers for them. The final high-bandwidth terminal is nineteen inches by thirty inches and can deliver internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps. There’s no word yet on release date or pricing, but it seems to still be a ways off.

  1. Sualdam says:


    But correct me if I’m wrong. The satellites haven’t been launched yet, have they?

    Amazon is preparing to launch the first two prototypes. It plans to launch the first production satellites in early 2024, and will offer early adopters access later 2024.

  2. H.E.C. says:

    As much as I’d love to see another (affordable and usable) player on Satellite ISP market, with literally zero satellites launched yet and no own launch platform available so far either, I highly doubt there will be any usable service by 2024 as Jeff is currently hoping / claims. If anything, I’d say earlier end of 2026 at best. Nevertheless, I’d still likely get one (small or medium) user terminal for my “collection” (if offered at low price) to go nicely with my V1 Starlink Dishy…

  3. David Winters says:

    When Starship flys it’s game over. Starlink will dominate. It’s almost laughable.

    • David Fleetwood says:

      There is, however, no actual Starship design. It’s just a dream, and a laughable one to those following the industry. At least as currently proposed.

      • David Winters says:

        You clearly are living under a rock. Starship has it’s first orbital test launch in the next 30 to 60 days. Furthermore, it’s main stated missions will be to launch the larger next gen starlink satellites. Game over!

  4. Nick says:

    Competition is long overdue, 5g doesn’t really cut it for me but it’s a great tool for negotiation with my local isp

  5. Charlie says:

    I would prefer to see them do something more like 5G wireless or even sharing a fiber network.

  6. Russ says:

    The cruise ships are installing starlink, it really improves the internet speeds you can get on the ship compared to the old tech they were using. It really is nice. The ship that was docked next to us carries around 900 passengers and had eight starlink antennas on top mid-ship.

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