The Indian Government and Google have partnered in order to work on the project loon for ensuring the availability of Internet connectivity in remote areas through the use of large balloons. The company’s Project Loon has worked out quite well in New Zealand, California and Brazil as per the reports during the testing of the technology in the areas.
Google will use big balloons floating about 20 kilometers above the ground level, transmitting the Internet connectivity. Google states that the each balloon is able to provide connectivity to the surface of Earth about in a diameter of 40km with the use of wireless connectivity means called LTE or 4G. For ensuring the power to the equipments present in the hovering balloon Google utilizes the solar panel and wind throughout the day.
An official source told the Press Trust of India, “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. A committee under chairmanship of Secretary, DEITY, has been formed to work on it.”
Google is said to be working with BSNL for testing the technology with the use of the 2.6GHz band broadband spectrum.
With the works ongoing, soon there may be internet access available in the rural and remote parts of the country.