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Internet Loon balloons Alphabet spent in the stratosphere more than a million hours

3DNews: Novosti Hardware 24.07.2019 at 10:37

3DNews: Novosti Hardware

The Company's Loon, a subsidiary of the Alphabet, created to provide Internet access to rural and remote regions with the help of balloons, moving in the stratosphere, has announced a new achievement. Balloons company for over 1 million hours drifting at an altitude of about 18 km, breaking during this time, about 24.9 million miles (40.1 million km). The technology of providing the population in remote regions of the planet with the help of balloons has already passed the testing stage. Earlier this month the company announced plans to launch in the near future, "Internet balloons" in Kenya, country in East Africa, in conjunction with Telkom Kenya, the third largest in country mobile operator.