Internet for Rural Communities

Brainwave Communications Ltd.

Source: Bizcommunity Africa

Kenya is set to use Alphabet Inc’s system of balloons to help bring the internet to some of the East Africa nation’s rural communities, according to a report by Reuters. Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet’s X, the company’s innovation lab.

The project which began as a Google project in 2013 – launches balloons into the stratosphere that are designed to act like floating mobile phone towers. They operate high enough so that they don’t interfere with power lines, aeroplanes or wildlife, which of course is abundant in Kenya.

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