Connecting more people, places & things
The majority of people around the world still lack access to the internet or have only infrequent, intermittent access. Loon’s solution makes it possible for mobile network operators to cover these populations, unlocking new customers and business opportunities.
Mobile Network Expansion
Loon helps mobile network operators unlock new connections with a flexible and future-proof solution. Loon enables operators to expand their coverage to unserved and underserved areas with a fleet of stratospheric flight vehicles equipped with LTE base stations.
Users can then use standard LTE-enabled handsets to connect to the operator’s network via Loon’s floating cell phone towers.
Loon’s unique solution is bringing people online, especially in large areas with lower population density.
Our Network-as-a-Service model coexists with terrestrial networks, and our fleet can be repositioned for maximum impact.
Our adaptive, resilient fleet is easily upgradable, and our coverage is easily expandable.
Loon’s standard LTE technology uses existing spectrum with terrestrial network coexistence.
How it works
Vehicles & payloads
Ground & cloud
Serving in Kenya
With our commercial partner, Telkom Kenya, we will soon bring connectivity to Telkom subscribers in unconnected parts of the country. In partnership with Telkom, we have secured government approvals for service, installed Loon ground equipment to provide the internet link to our flight vehicles, and completed extensive technical network integration. This is our first partnership in Africa and a major step forward for both Loon and Telkom.
Serving in Rural Peru & The Amazon
Loon has worked closely with Telefonica to test 4G coverage through Loon’s stratospheric network in the rural Loreto region of Peru and remote parts of the Amazon. This relationship has not only unlocked significant technical milestones for our communications and aviation systems, but it has also provided unparalleled experience working with a range of government partners on this new frontier of connectivity.