Friday, 6 November 2015
Three Indonesian companies will join Google Internet trial balloon
Three Indonesian cellular network company intends to follow the Loon Project transmission experiment conducted by Google in the next year.The experiments were followed Indosat, Telkomsel and XL Axiata is an important step to provide internet access services in remote areas.Sri Lanka has previously signed a separate agreement that gives a signal of hope to be a participant in the scheme of a giant helium balloon.Google Loon project which was launched in 2013 and in New Zealand, is a giant helium balloon that will radiate Internet access for the purpose of providing internet access to poor and remote areas in several countries.The balloon will be at an altitude of 20 kilometers from the earth so that it can be used to provide cheap Internet access in remote areas or areas cut off lines of communication due to the disaster.Internet signal is transmitted via a wireless network, according to experts can have more benefit than other solutions.In an interview with BBC Technology Desk Editor Leo Kelion, Google believes it has sufficient balloon above to provide Internet services worldwide."In the first days balloon will last five or seven or 10 days. Now we have had a balloon that lasted for 187 days," said Mike Cassidy, vice president Loon Project."It used to take 14 people an hour or two to launch a balloon, now with automatic crane we can launch a balloon every 15 minutes with two or three people."Speed data used was equivalent to the 3G, but it can supply connection fixture about 10 megabits per second to connect to the equipment through the antenna on the ground. For comparison, the speed of 4G connectivity in the UK is 15Mbit / sec.He said it would require 300 or more to make the balloons 'strings' that is connected to the rest of the world.