Sri Lanka gets the Internet thanks to Project Loon
Sri Lanka gets the Internet thanks to Project Loon

Sri Lanka gets the Internet thanks to Project Loon

Sri Lanka gets the Internet thanks to Project Loon

Project Loon, the essence of which is to use the special balloons to provide access to the World Wide Web in remote corners of the world, is ready to move to a new level – Sri Lanka will be the first country in the world whose territory will be completely covered by the Internet from Google The area of the state is 65 610 square kilometers. Project Loon balloons rise to a height of about 20 kilometers and provide coverage of about 40 km in diameter, which roughly corresponds to an area of 1256 square meters. km The population of the country is about 20 million people, while 2.8 million users use mobile networks to access the Internet and 606 thousand people use wired access.

Balloon test flights will begin this year (everyone is able to stay in the air for about 100 days), and the launch of the Network is scheduled for March 2016. The project has high hopes, because Project Loon will be able to provide every resident of Sri Lanka with fast Internet access anywhere in the country. Project Loon balloons have already been launched in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and New Zealand, but they only cover some areas of these countries.

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