WATCH: Loon’s first commercial internet balloon deal is in Kenya

Loon, the internet-delivering-balloon unit of Google-parent Alphabet, is announcing its first commercial deal.

Loon said it will work with partner Telkom Kenya to deliver 4G/LTE cellular access to Kenya in 2019.

After Loon graduated from Alphabet’s secretive “moonshot factory” known as X.

This means it’s considered a full-fledged company beside sister companies including Google and self-driving car developer Waymo.

The balloons will be tested in central Kenya however it will be difficult to service them because mountainous or inaccessible terrain.

The high flying balloons are already deployed in emergencies in Peru and Puerto Rico, they helped regions devastated by floods and hurricanes.


Photo Credit-India Today

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