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What is Google’s Project Loon?

Is Internet currently available for every one? It seems that two third of the world’s population doesn’t have the internet yet. How can we get the internet access to most of them? It’s a big challenge and need a great innovative idea isn’t it?

Yes, that’s what Project Loon from Google is.

What is Google’s Project Loon?

Project Loon is a project developed by Google with the idea of providing internet access to the remote areas. The project is a research and development stage and was recently pilot experimented in Christchurch, New Zealand.

How does Project Loon work?

The Project Loon is a network of balloons which are places in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 20 km in order to create a wireless network. The algorithms determine where the balloons need to travel which moves from one layer to another along with the wind and hence a large network is formed by arranging balloons. Each of the balloon provides connectivity of upto 40 kms in diameter with the speed similar to that of 3G. There are antennas with specialized radio frequency technology which are used by balloons to communicate between them and the ground.

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Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.