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Several giants are developing unconventional technologies to provide high-speed internet from the air

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta The global internet experience is set for major disruption. Several giants are developing unconventional technologies to provide high-speed internet from the air. Each of them has a different idea and all of them must solve daunting engineering problems and scale up. Alphabet’s Project Loon will set up a “floating” wireless network using balloons. Facebook’s Project Aquila is designing high-altitude long endurance (HALE) aircraft for the same task. India’s aerospace and space exploration boutique, TeamIndus, also has a Hale project on the ...

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 22:40 IST
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