Nowadays we are comfortable with our smartphones in all possible way. Let it be connecting with people, ordering food online, E-shopping, learning, etc. Our needs might differ, but the solution is always “The Internet”.
We often state that everyone is connected to the internet, is it true? Well, it might not! According to statistics for every one person using the internet, 2 people are not. This is subjected to change from one geographic location to another until there aren’t any internet users.
Project Loon -Internet to all!
Keeping in mind the numbers that don’t use the internet, Google came up with “PROJECT LOON “.This would provide internet connectivity to people around the world at a lower cost.
How does it work?
After years of research, Google decided to use balloons to provide internet to remote areas. Balloons are set up to revolve around the stratosphere in rings.
The stratosphere of the earth consists of various layers of wind blowing in different directions at a different speed. To overcome this, Google decided to move the balloons up and down to reach their destination.
What Happens Next?
Even after observing the wind patterns, Google was not sure if the balloons would reach its correct destination. Hence they decided to use their navigation technique to send a team of balloons to a specific area where the internet is required. Loon has also partnered with various telecom services to provide better services.
Is it been tested?
Yes, An experimental license has been given by the US Federal Communications Commission to experiment the loon project. On partnering with a Telecommunication company -Telefonica in South American state, Peru Loon was able to transmit around 160 GB of data to an area of 40000 Square Kilometres.