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Google looking to bring Project Loon to Kenya with operator partners

Thursday 28 June 2018 | 08:45 CET | News
ICT principal secretary Sammy Itemere said the balloon network with up to 4G speeds, would help Kenya multiply ICT's impact on the economy. Loon balloons are less expensive to install than communications satellites and are known to offer stronger internet connectivity. This potentially means a huge reduction in the cost of internet connection for telecoms operators - a benefit that may trickle down to users. The balloons enable the nearest telecommunications partner's ground station to receive the wireless internet signals that are then transmitted across the network of balloons and then back

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