Loon

Selected Publications

July 7, 2020

A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s a Google Balloon Beaming the Internet

A commercial deal in Kenya marks the first application of balloon-powered internet in Africa, the region with the lowest percentage of internet users globally.

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July 7, 2020

May 19, 2020

Video: The State of the Balloon internet Project in Kenya

Video interview of Loon’s Ben Freedman

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May 19, 2020

May 13, 2020

High-flying balloons to boost northern Mozambique’s internet

Balloons over northern Mozambique are planned to provide the remote regions with stable internet connections

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May 13, 2020

May 6, 2020

Alphabet’s Loon partners with AT&T to extend coverage globally in case of disasters

The partnership will help address connectivity needs in response to a disaster.

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May 6, 2020

April 30, 2020

HAPS backers highlight untapped commercial potential

Loon, Airbus Defence and Space, HAPSMobile, Intelsat, and Nokia highlight opportunities in the stratosphere.

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April 30, 2020

April 22, 2020

Alphabet’s Loon prepares for commercial launch in Kenya with internet balloon tests

The balloons are currently performing network testing.

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April 22, 2020

February 23, 2020

Alphabet's Loon, telecoms unite to boost high-altitude internet

Loon just got a big boost from telecoms in its bid to provide high-altitude internet to the world

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February 23, 2020

February 6, 2020

Alphabet’s Loon and SoftBank’s HAPSMobile turn solar-powered drones into flying cell towers

The two companies adapted the Loon technology with HAPSMobile’s drones, effectively turning these drones into mobile cell towers.

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February 6, 2020

November 15, 2018

Google’s Solution for African Internet: Balloons

The tech giant says a network of high-flying blimps can connect millions.

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November 15, 2018