Google's Project Loon to bring Internet in Indonesia2015-10-30 19:05 by Daniela
Google has announced that it will test its "Project Loon" service in Indonesia. The country is a suitable place for the tests because it is split into over 17,000 islands, making it hard for services to reach everyone. Two-thirds of the populations still lack Internet access.
Google will partner with three of Indonesia's biggest cell carriers to test the concept in the coming years. If all goes according to plan, the balloons should supply 4G-like speeds to the country.
The ambitious "Project Loon" is aimed at delivering free Internet access to remote rural areas worldwide using a floating network of thousands of high-tech balloons. Each of them are solar powered and feature two radios to send and receive data streams, along with a GPS tracker and an "altitude control system" for steering.
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