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World Mobile selects Zanzibar to launch balloon-driven mobile network

Thursday 2 December 2021 | 09:07 CET | News
World Mobile has launched a hybrid mobile network supported by low altitude platform balloons in Zanzibar, with plans to roll out its service and provide mobile internet to people in Kenya and Tanzania. World Mobile said its' balloons will be the first to officially launch in Africa for commercial use, providing a more cost-effective way to provide digital connection, as compared to rolling out legacy internet infrastructure. The remotely controlled aerostat balloons are powered by solar panels, inflated by helium and tethered to the ground. Once airborne, they act as floating cellular base

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Categories: Internet
Companies: World Mobile
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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