Google Loon and drones could connect the remaining 4 billion

Posted in Online on 3rd Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The total number of mobile Internet users is forecast to rise at a pace of 2% annually through 2020 unless new methods of accessing the Internet are introduced.

Google aims to develop free Gigabit Wi-Fi for cities

Posted in Online on 27th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The new venture, named Intersection, will seek to bring free public Wi-Fi to cities around the world using different pieces of urban infrastructure, from pay phones to bus stops.

CNES and Google to deploy 100,000 Balloon Networks

Posted in Online on 6th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Google has said that the balloons can serve data at rates of 22 megabits per second to fixed antennas, and five megabits per second to mobile handsets.

The Trans-Arctic Internet Cable Project Made Possible by Climate Change

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Running a telecom cable from London to Tokyo was, for a long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round.