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Google to build a wireless network across Africa

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 May 2013 12:08 User comments (2)

Google to build a wireless network across Africa According to the WSJ, Google has plans to finance, build and help operate a massive wireless network that will stretch from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia.
The ultimate plan is to connect over 1 billion people in emerging countries to the Internet.

Google has been holding discussions with regulators in African nations and has been patching together technology across the countries.

The search giant is said to be "lobbying regulators to use airwaves reserved for television broadcasts, which at lower frequencies can pass through buildings and over longer distances." Additionally, it is working on providing African citizens with low-cost phones and using blimps to transmit signals across greater distances.

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2 user comments

125.5.2013 19:03

Good luck with that Google.I guess that will help all the people that are starving over there.If all their equipment doesn't get stolen in the process.

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225.5.2013 21:02

I wonder how the tropical WEATHER will play into Google's plans with the blimps???

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