Connect People Everywhere
Connectivity is about people, places and things. And while it feels like connectivity is ubiquitous, billions of people still lack basic internet access.
The current connectivity ecosystem consists of just two basic methods to deliver a connection
1 Signal from space
2 Signal from ground
Of earth's landmass
lacks coverage from traditional terrestrial internet infrastructure
or about half of humanity, don’t have access to the internet, and many more lack adequate access
Internet of things
promises life-changing technologies but only with connectivity
And while connectivity becomes more integral to our daily lives, the expansion of internet access is slowing, leaving billions of people unconnected
Internet Access Growth is Slowing Down
In the last few years, we’ve seen a dramatic slowdown in the growth of internet access: from 19% in 2007 to less than 6% in 2016. Traditional connectivity technology has its limits and Loon has created solutions to expand coverage beyond the reach of ground-based infrastructure.
A New Layer of the Connectivity Ecosystem
If we want to connect more people, places and things, we need something more. We need a third layer to the connectivity ecosystem. That's where Loon comes in: we're building a new layer of connectivity technology in the stratosphere to connect regions once thought of as unservable.
Massive coverage areas
Flexibility and resilience
Learn how Loon is partnering with mobile network operators to expand connectivity.
A New Industry in the Stratosphere
Together with our partners, we are pioneering a new industry by delivering the promise of connectivity from the stratosphere. We're doing this by:
Creating Innovative Technology Platforms
- Vehicles & Payloads
- Network Optimization
- Autonomous Operation
- Ground & Cloud
Partnering With Those Who Share Our Vision
- Mobile Network Operators
- Satellite Operators
The Future of Connectivity
Terrestrial, stratospheric, and space-based technologies all serve various purposes and can connect different regions across the globe. The key will be coordinating these various solutions so they work together to provide a seamless connection. Loon is well positioned to play a key role in expanding service as well as to serve as the operating system for the global connectivity ecosystem of the future.
Learn more about key milestones in Loon’s journey
Learn more about Loon's values
Learn more about available opportunities