Using Internet by Balloons to Boost Pandemic Preparedness

Kenya has become the first country to test ballons for delivering internet access to rural areas, in a collaboration between Google's Project Loon and Telkom Kenya. The Google initiative, which has been underway for several years. has been fast-tracked in Kenya by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Google parent Alphabet, in a collaboration with Telkom Kenya, is delivering 4G access to rural areas making Kenya the first country to test the Google Loon internet balloons.

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