Alphabet, Indonesian companies to expand Web access via balloons

Posted in: Digital Divide at 29/10/2015 14:10

Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, has teamed up with three Indonesian telecommunications companies to expand Internet access in that country using solar-powered balloons.

Alphabet officials, including co-founder Sergey Brin, and representatives from Indonesian companies Telkomsel, XL Axiata Tbk PT and Indosat Tbk PT signed an agreement Wednesday to bring so-called Project Loon to the nation of 250 million people.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/google-internet-loon-idINKCN0SN02J20151029
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/29/us-google-internet-loon-idUKKCN0SN00J20151029

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