FACEBOOK WILL BEGIN TESTING DRONES FOR THE DELIVERY OF INTERNET IN 2015

Sep

26

2014

Facebook company formed its division Connectivity Lab at the beginning of this year. Its purpose is to create and launch drones solar-powered, which can be connected in real time, billions of people to the Internet. However, there are significant operational, technical and regulatory hurdles for the company, which it must overcome before any of the drones will be able to successfully get off the ground.

Nevertheless, despite all the obstacles, CTO Facebook Connectivity Lab Yael Maguire (Yael Maguire), speaking at the Social Good Summit in New York, announced that the company is planning in 2015 to test the drones. Where will the testing is still unknown, but we already know 21 seats, where the company plans to introduce their projects to ensure that the Internet Accessing. They are in Latin America, Asia and Africa, according to the resource wired.com.

Size drones will like passenger planes, for example, like Boeing 747. One prototype has a length as six or seven cars Toyota Priuses, and at the same time as it weighs only four car tires.

To drone could be in flight for a few months or a few years, while providing a stable connection to the Internet many people, he will have to be at a height, safe from the weather.

At present the company is looking for partners from government agencies, local companies or public organizations, which will help bring the technology in action.

Note that Google is also developing a separate wireless access to the Internet with the help of drones and balloons in the framework of Loon.

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