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Google's Project Loon project officially upgraded to a subsidiary

via:博客园     time:2017/10/13 14:39:10     readed:178


BI Chinese station reported on October 13th

Alphabet has quietly put its balloon Internet Project

BI found that in the document submitted to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to apply for the deployment of Internet hot air balloons in Puerto Rico, Google called the Project Loon "."

Project Loon is a laboratory project for Google, led by Google X, aims at 20 kilometers through the air balloon erected by the solar power supply, to provide cheap and stable Internet access for developing countries.

Register Project Loon as

A project independent of the Google X laboratory, usually means that Alphabet believes that the experimental technology or product is mature enough to be commercialized. Alphabet gives independent subsidiaries more freedom to pursue their own business goals. But at the same time, these subsidiaries will also encounter financial pressures to be taken as an independent company.

Google has previously said it believes that the Project Loon project will someday become a $one billion business. So far, however, Google has successfully deployed its Internet hot air balloon in Sri Lanka, Peru and Puerto Rico.

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