Google to Test Project Loon in India: Here's What You Need to Know

    Search engine giant, Google has collaborated with the Indian government on a pilot project for Internet connectivity using balloons. Initially, the Google has tested this technology in New Zealand, California and Brazil.

    Google to Test Project Loon in India: Here's What You Need to Know

    As per the official report, " Google approached [the] government to set up the Loon project and drone-based Internet transmission. The government has approved testing of Loon project only as of now."

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    For this initiative, the Indian government is helping by identifying the potential locations for carrying out the testing.

    Today, we have collected 5 important information that you should know about Google's Project Loon:

    Info #1

    Google's Project Loon involves big ballons floating at a height of 20km above the Earth's surface for the transmission of Internet services. In order to keep the balloons up all day, Google uses solar power and wind.

    Info #2

    For this initiative, Google may partner with Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for testing by using broadband spectrum in 2.6GHz band.

    Info #3

    According to the official report, the transmission of Internet services will be provided over an area of around 40 km using 4G or LTE.

    Info #4

    The technology used for 4G services has potential to replace the mobile towers as it can directly transmit signals on 4G mobile phones.

    Info #5

    The search engine giant, Google is planning to provide Internet access across India using 8 big solar powered drones. For this, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) is also co-ordinating for facilities between various agencies.

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