Project Loon takes flight with Australian carrier

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The goal of Google's "Project Loon" is to enable internet access through balloons which beam a 4G-like signal back down to the earth 20km below. Telstra, a large Australian mobile carrier, has agreed to buddy-up with Google to launch 20 balloons over western Queensland in December in a test which marks Loon's...

By Ryan Daws, 17 November 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Disruption, Google, Infrastructure, Innovation, Research, Wireless.

Elon Musk takes the World Wide Web into orbit

Bringing the entire world online is a huge but important task. The internet can have tremendous economic benefits, and innovative research is being conducted by technology pioneers around the globe to bring it to developing countries. Facebook, for example, will just this week be enabling free access to basic internet services in Kenya through their work in the Internet.org initiative.

Past efforts into delivering space-based telephone and internet services...

By Ryan Daws, 11 November 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Research, Satellite, Wireless.

We don’t know what 5G is, but it’s important." - Leaders at Mobile World Congress #MWC14

In a star-studded panel here at MWC in Barcelona; we have been given insight from industry pioneers about the state of 5G and what we can expect. To sum it up, it’s very important… but we haven’t even started on forming what it actually is.

That doesn’t mean we don’t know what it should be, and that’s what today’s panel was here to discuss – alongside the impact on the wider economy.

With a panel consisting of minds from the European Commission, Nokia Solutions and Networks,...

By Ryan Daws, 25 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Innovation, Networks.