Kenya to use Alphabet's cutting-edge balloon project to deliver internet access to rural area

Kenya will reportedly use Alphabet's cutting-edge balloon project to deliver internet access to rural areas
Kenya is turning to Alphabet's Project Loon to help bring the Internet to some of the East Africa nation’s rural communities, according to a report on Wednesday by Reuters.
Project Loon — which began as a Google project in 2013 — launches balloons into the stratosphere that are designed to act like floating cellphone towers. They operate high enough so that they don’t interfere with power lines, planes or wildlife, which of course is abundant in Kenya.
Joe Mucheru, Kenya’s Information, Communication and Technology minister, told Reuters that Loon’s representatives were “holding talks” with local telecom operators on the deployment of Loon’s balloons.
“The Loon team are still working out contracts,” Mucheru told the news service. “Hopefully, once that is done, we can be able to see almost every part of the country covered.”

Post a Comment

0 Comments