Google’s Next Cloud Product: Google Blimps To Bring Wireless Internet to Africa
Monday, June 10, 2013
Not content with offering super-fast broadband in Austin and Kansas City, Google has plans to use blimps to deliver wide-area wireless internet connectivity in Africa and other emerging markets, according to reports in the the Wall Street Journal and a post on Google’s Africa blog.
(Not to be confused with Google’s Blimp Ads prank.)
According to Wired, small-scale trials are underway in Cape Town, South Africa, linking ten schools.
Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)