Project Loon

Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons

Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons

Each balloon can serve up to 5,000 square kms, so the fleet is expected to provide service over all of Puerto Rico and potentially parts of the US Virgin Islands.

Oct 07, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
US company sues Google; claims search engine giant stole their idea

US company sues Google; claims search engine giant stole their idea

According to a report in The Verge, Space Data Corporation alleges in its complaint against Google, it was they who had developed the technology nearly a decade back, and were in talks with with the search giant as well.

Jun 17, 2016, 11:26 AM IST
Google India asked to revise Project Loon proposal

Google India asked to revise Project Loon proposal

Google India has been asked to give a revised proposal for its Project Loon.

Mar 16, 2016, 22:14 PM IST
Google balloon to provide fast Internet in remote areas

Google balloon to provide fast Internet in remote areas

Google will test its ambitious project 'Project Loon' in Indonesia and Sri Lanka to see how it works delivering real internet service to consumers.

Feb 16, 2016, 15:16 PM IST
Google to bring Loon to India soon, power 100 railway stations with wi-fi

Google to bring Loon to India soon, power 100 railway stations with wi-fi

Technology giant Google Wednesday said it hopes to soon start tests for its Project Loon in India, which aims to bring affordable Internet access, even as the government holds the view that the project would come in the way of mobile transmission.

Dec 16, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

DNA: Today in History | December 14

Know all the historical facts that have happened on December 14.

Dec 14, 2015, 23:24 PM IST
Google, government working on balloon Internet project

Google, government working on balloon Internet project

Google, under its 'Project Loon', is using big balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of Internet services. It has already tested this technology in New Zealand, California (the US) and Brazil.

Nov 02, 2015, 19:22 PM IST
Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia

Google's Internet-beaming balloons to take off in Indonesia

Google's 2-year-old program "Project Loon" aims to change that by transmitting high-speed Internet signals from clusters of balloons floating about 60,000 feet above the Earth.

Oct 29, 2015, 05:39 AM IST

Google's project Loon close to launching thousands of balloons to provide internet access from sky

Google has announced that its Project Loon that has been underway for a couple of years is now close to launching thousands of balloons in order to provide Internet access from the sky.

Apr 18, 2015, 13:47 PM IST
Zuckerberg willing to work with Google on Global Internet Access

Zuckerberg willing to work with Google on Global Internet Access

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated a willingness to work with Google on Global Internet Access at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona by saying that connecting the world doesn't have to be a cutthroat competition.

Mar 03, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Google mulling internet providing balloon towers: Report

The highly ambitious project can solve the problem of internet availability in rural areas.

Jun 23, 2014, 16:26 PM IST

Google mulling internet providing balloon towers: Report

Google is mulling Project Loon, which aims at launching large network of towers in the sky that will receive internet access from antennas on the ground and beam down to rural areas.

Jun 23, 2014, 14:24 PM IST

Google buying satellite maker Skybox for USD 500M

Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.

Jun 11, 2014, 08:07 AM IST

Google to launch 180 satellites for global internet service

When you are busy chatting or surfing the internet, do you know that nearly 4.8 billion people - or two-third of the world`s population - are not yet online? This is going to change soon.

Jun 03, 2014, 18:41 PM IST

Facebook eyeing drone maker for `Internet to all` mission

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly eyeing a drone manufacturer for its mission to provide Internet access worldwide.

Mar 05, 2014, 21:08 PM IST

With balloons and fiber, Google experiments in Web access

Google is quietly spending hundreds of millions of dollars on nascent Internet services that may one day challenge the telecom and cable companies.

Aug 15, 2013, 14:16 PM IST

Bill Gates slams Google`s `broadband via helium balloon` project

Microsoft Chairman, Bill Gates has reportedly slammed Google`s broadband through helium balloon project and said that it won`t solve more pressing problems of the poor.

Aug 10, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

Google may implement balloon Internet project in India

'Project Loon' balloons, which carry Internet signal antennas float in the stratosphere, at a height twice as high as air planes.

Jun 26, 2013, 21:08 PM IST

Google may implement balloon Internet project in India

Internet search giant Google may implement its prestigious `Project Loon`, which is a balloon-mounted Internet access service, in various countries including India.

Jun 26, 2013, 19:23 PM IST

Google`s `Internet balloons` to offer web access to remotest areas

Google revealed top-secret plans Saturday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.

Jun 15, 2013, 13:55 PM IST