Loon, owned by Google, has launched Internet balloons in Caniserre Dragun | 08.07.2020
The service will initially cover 50,000 square kilometers in the Western and Central parts of Kenya.
This is an important milestone for Loon, one of the most adventurous projects of Google.
The firm signed a partnership agreement with a local telecommunications operator Telkom Kenya to distribute 4G Internet from their balls, working on solar batteries. Next goal is to
for several weeks to bring the fleet from 35 vehicles in the skies over East Africa.
Project Loon calls floating network of towers of cellular communication. Its purpose — providing Internet access to Land from high altitudes where normal service is unavailable. The company claims
what builds the third layer in the stratosphere.
“Although it sounds like a distant science-fiction future, it is not. Just look at Kenya,” wrote chief Executive officer of Loon Alastair westgarth the blog.
Loon is one of the many subsidiaries of the Alphabet, which started at the research center for Google X. There appeared Waymo and Wing.
telecommunications, Wireless technologies