Balloon Internets

published 7 years ago by ENGINEERING.com

Balloon Internets

. Annnnd hello and welcome to this week. Nearing brought to you by engineering.com. Balloon internet. This week Google announced project loon an effort to deliver internet connectivity to sparsely populated rural areas using a network of balloons equipped with radio frequency communication. Coming from the high risk research arm Google acts the pilot project in New Zealand will use solar power balloons with variable buoyancy that will navigate by adjusting altitude to find wins moving in the preferred direction. And also this week in an unrelated announcement Perseus telecom is seriously considering a line of balloon stretching across the Atlantic Ocean for high speed securities trading that uses microwave transmission for its faster speed relative to the day's satellite and fiber optic communication. So this we ...

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