Google New Project, web for everyone : Wifi Balloons

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Research & Technology, Technical articals
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Hello People ,

Google recently carried out an experiment to provide web all around the world , with the help of Google WiFi Balloons.  The name of this project is “Project Loon” as termed by the Google itself.  Google is planning to release 30 balloons so as to provide internet web to all the people around the corner.

Take a look at the picture below showing Google WiFi Balloons –

A Project Loon high altitude balloon Photo: AFP

Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters” –  Lines from Google website

How it works :

It works by ground stations connecting to the local Internet infrastructure and beaming signals to the solar-powered balloons. The balloon are then able to communicate with each other, forming a mesh network in the sky. Users below have an Internet antennae they attach the side of their house which can send and receive data signals from the balloons passing overhead.

So here is the top secret project of Google, still in the early stage but this will surely help people living in remote areas to access internet connection.




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