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 facts About Google Loon Project In India

9 Key Facts You Must Know About Google Loon

  1. Google’s loon project is meant to ensure low-cost Internet access to rural and remote areas in India
  2. Under the project, Google will deploy high altitude floating telecom tower balloons at a height of 20 kilometres above earth’s surface
  3. Each balloon would be able to provide full wireless broadband internet coverage up to an area of 40 kilometres
  4. These balloons would be powered though solar panels
  5. 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
  6. Google has already tested this technology successfully in New Zealand, California and Brazil
  7. Google is ready to position these balloons in areas where network capacity is less and coverage is almost zero.
  8. The frequency band proposed to be used by Google could interfere with cellular transmissions
  9. The countries, where the project is already functional, haven’t escalated any issue or problem so far.
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Facts About Google Loon Project

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