The lifespan of each balloon in Google Loon is only around five months because its plastic degrades.
Loon aims to bring connectivity to remote parts of the world by floating solar-powered networking gear.
Loon, spun out from Alphabet’s business incubator in July, carries the gear with a long balloon, while HAPSMobile uses a drone.
Google X projects Loon and Wing will be the newest members of 'Other Bets' within Alphabet.
The government has asked Google to select a telecom operator as a partner for testing the balloon-based Internet technology, Loon Project, in India.
I think this is a growing number, yesterday we had a partial communications block-out," Loon mayor Lloyd Lopez told Philippine radio.
Google, in an interesting display of what seems to be utter insanity, has kicked off Project Loon. The appropriately named project aims to bring connection to