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.


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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