Amazon reported AWS Q3 sales of $23.1 billion, up 12% year-over-year. AWS operating income for the quarter amounted to $6.976 billion, up 29% yoy.
“We had a strong third quarter as our cost to serve and speed of delivery in our Stores business took another step forward, our AWS growth continued to stabilize, our Advertising revenue grew robustly, and overall operating income and free cash flow rose significantly,” said Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO. “The benefits of moving from a single national fulfillment network in the U.S. to eight distinct regions are exceeding our optimistic expectations, and perhaps most importantly, putting us on pace to deliver the fastest delivery speeds for Prime customers in our 29-year history. The AWS team continues to innovate and deliver at a rapid clip, particularly in generative AI, where the combination of our custom AI chips, Amazon Bedrock being the easiest and most flexible way to build and deploy generative AI applications, and our coding companion (CodeWhisperer) allowing enterprises to have the equivalent of an experienced engineer who understands all of their proprietary code is driving momentum with customers, including adidas, Booking.com, GoDaddy, LexisNexis, Merck, Royal Philips, and United Airlines, all of whom are starting to run generative AI workloads on AWS. Between AWS re:Invent and our 29th holiday shopping season, this is a particularly action-packed time of year at Amazon and we’re excited for what’s to come.”
- Launched the AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region and a new AWS Local Zone in Phoenix, Arizona. The AWS Israel (Tel Aviv) Region is estimated to support an average of 7,700 full-time equivalent jobs annually through a planned investment of $7.2 billion through 2037.
- Kicked off Project Kuiper’s Protoflight mission with the launch of two prototype satellites aboard an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance. Project Kuiper, Amazon’s low Earth orbit satellite broadband initiative, will use this multimonth mission to test its satellites and network from space, and collect data ahead of the planned start of satellite production later this year. Project Kuiper also announced a partnership with Vodafone and Vodacom to extend the reach of their 4G/5G networks in Africa and Europe, provide backup to businesses, scale for major events, and quickly recover after disasters.