Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Google's Project Loon Announces Tests with Indonesian Operators

Three mobile network operators in Indonesia - Indosat, Telkomsel and XL Axiata - will begin testing Google's Project Loon for delivery balloon-powered Internet service.

Google estimates that about one in three of Indonesia's 250 million residents has Internet service.  Getting conventional service to Indonesia's 17,000 islands has proven difficult. Google said its Project Loon has the capability to transmit signal from areas that are connected to an Internet groundstation and bounce that signal across a constellation of balloons and back down to even the most remote islands.