Alphabet to deploy balloon Internet in Kenya with Telkom in 2019 [Video]

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Google parent company Alphabet is bringing its internet-beaming balloons to Kenya next yearLoon, subsidiary of Alphabet, uses balloon system to beam high-speed internetIt"s teaming up with Telkom Kenya to deploy service to rural and suburban areasThe move marks its first commercial deal in...

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Google parent company Alphabet is bringing its internet-beaming balloons to Kenya next year

  • Loon, subsidiary of Alphabet, uses balloon system to beam high-speed internet
  • It’s teaming up with Telkom Kenya to deploy service to rural and suburban areas
  • The move marks its first commercial deal in Africa, and will begin next year

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Alphabet Inc’s Loon said …

Alphabet Inc's Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to cover rural and suburban populations, marking its first commercial deal in Africa

Loon has expanded over the years, from presenting the novel idea of internet-bearing balloons to delivering connectivity to Puerto Rico's residents in the wake of Hurricane Maria