9 facts About Google Loon Project In India, Serving Internet Through Balloons
After a crucial meeting between Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai, Government of India has given its nod to Google’s ambitious Loon Project. Google’s Loon is a project aims at offering internet services in India through large balloons using 4G technology.
9 Key Facts You Must Know About Google Loon
- Google’s loon project is meant to ensure low-cost Internet access to rural and remote areas in India
- Under the project, Google will deploy high altitude floating telecom tower balloons at a height of 20 kilometres above earth’s surface
- Each balloon would be able to provide full wireless broadband internet coverage up to an area of 40 kilometres
- These balloons would be powered though solar panels
- The balloons have transceivers which can connect to cell phone networks to fill the gaps in their networks especially in remote areas such as mountains and deserts
- Google has already tested this technology successfully in New Zealand, California and Brazil
- Google is ready to position these balloons in areas where network capacity is less and coverage is almost zero.
- The frequency band proposed to be used by Google could interfere with cellular transmissions
- The countries, where the project is already functional, haven’t escalated any issue or problem so far.
Facts About Google Loon Project
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