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Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon

Alphabet’s Loon signs deal with Telefonica to provide internet to remote parts of the Amazon Alphabet-owned Loon, the high-altitude balloon company that is using its stratospheric technology to provide internet connectivity on Earth, has signed a new commercial agreement with Telefonica-owned Internet para Todos (IpT). The IpT initiative, which is also backed […]

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Loon breaks its stratospheric balloon flight record with 223 days aloft

Loon breaks its stratospheric balloon flight record with 223 days aloft Alphabet’s Loon is gearing up for its first big commercial trial later this year, but it’s also breaking records in terms of pure performance. The company announced today that it just retrieved P-496, one of its balloon flight systems that earned […]

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Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya Google spinout and now fellow member of the Alphabet family of companies Loon will get a big test in the coming weeks, as it begins its first commercial trial in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya . Loon’s entire mission is to […]

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World View’s sub-space high-altitude balloon lasts over two weeks aloft

World View’s sub-space high-altitude balloon lasts over two weeks aloft World View is a company focused on alternative methods of doing some of the work traditionally handled by satellites – but just a bit closer to Earth. Its ‘Stratollites’ are balloons that can ascend to heights in Earth’s stratosphere (basically at the […]

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