Google used tennis balloon-sized balloons for this. This balloon hangs in the air and moves with solar power. Alastair Westgarth, chief executive of Loon, said in a blog post, “We had many partners interested in it.” But we did not find a way in which long term sustainable business can be created by reducing the cost. Alphabet started its pilot project in Kenya in 2020. However, its partner Telkom Kenya has not commented on it yet.
Actually, the balloon through which Google was planning to give people a network, contains helium gas. By the way, a balloon covers more area than the tower and can give internet to more people. But there was a problem in it that a balloon can remain in the sky for only 5 months. This balloon was a very expensive tool for telecom companies, due to which interest in Google’s project was lost.
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