AWS brings ground station services to the Middle East

AWS brings ground station services to the Middle East

If you needed further proof of the diversification of what was once a dedicated e-commerce company, the fact that the Amazon subsidiary Amazon Web Services recently announced the expansion of AWS Ground Station in the Middle East should give some indication.

AWS Ground Station recently arrived in Bahrain. It’s a fully managed service that lets customers control satellite communications, process satellite data, and scale satellite operations without, AWS says, having to worry about building or managing their own ground station infrastructure.

AWS Ground Station is expanding to multiple geographic regions to ensure customers are served across the world. With the Middle East (Bahrain) Ground Station deployment, budding start-up communities and enterprises in the region can communicate with their satellites and run workloads in the Middle East to serve end users across the region.

This will, says AWS, help businesses and organizations throughout the Middle East speed up their digital transformation and innovate even more rapidly. Customers can easily integrate satellite data with other AWS services, either in the same region or in another AWS Region using Amazon’s international, high-capacity backbone network.

Underlining the expansion of the Amazon name into multiple areas of expertise, customers are invited to use Amazon services for compute, storage and imaging analysis, to apply AI/ML to satellite imagery data, and to build market-specific IoT solutions.

AWS Ground Station in Bahrain joins two others in the US. More regions, we are promised, are coming soon.

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