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)

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