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Google is aiming not global coverage internetballonnen

Google is aiming not global coverage internetballonnen

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Project Loon, the project of Googles specialeprojectendivisie X that remote places in the world of internet should be provided through hot-air balloons, will take a different approach. The company aims for a global coverage, because it is a more efficient solution says to have found.

That makes the X-division known via Twitter. Instead of a global coverage thanks to a large number of balloons high in the air floats, the company wants smaller groups of balloons to places that need the internet.

Self-learning software

The ceo of the X-division, Astro Teller, explained during a press conference about Project Loon currently going on is how that works. He says that the self-learning software that the balloons sends the past time is so improved that the bubbles are now much more targeted can be used. This will eliminate the need for a continuous global coverage.

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The balloons of Project Loon can only be controlled by them to a higher or lower air flow, causing them in a different air-flow end up. The balloons fly at a height of about 20 to 30 kilometres.

Profitability

Google is experimenting for several years with the balloons. At the end of september of last year, the company announced that it was a balloon 98 days in the air had managed to keep through the self-learning software. According to Counter, the new approach is not only more efficient, but also for Project Loon has a better chance of eventually profitable.

Since the creation of the new parent company Alphabet where the X-division is one of them, are already several other projects of the division was canceled due to austerity measures.

 

 

 

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