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Project Loon, AT&T activate emergency LTE in Puerto Rico

Monday 23 October 2017 | 09:07 CET | News
Alphabet's Project Loon has teamed up with AT&T to deploy its LTE balloons and provide emergency mobile services in parts of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. In a blog, Project Loon said its fleet of stratospheric helium balloons are being used to support basic communication and internet activities like sending text messages and accessing information online for people with LTE-enabled phones. "We've never deployed Project Loon connectivity from scratch at such a rapid pace, and we're grateful for the support of AT&T and the many other partners and organisations that have made this

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alphabet / AT&T / Cablevision / Level 3 Communications / SES
Countries: Puerto Rico
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