Internet connectivity at remote areas will still remain a problem for the main tech organisations.
Despite putting some serious efforts like balloons, drones and satellites to provide internet, these organisations are still far from finding any viable solution.
All the mentioned efforts failed to facilitate properly.
Alphabet has thus decided to shut down its Titan drone project, which was experimentally designed to provide data connections from the sky.
The company has rather shifted its attention to Loon project that uses Internet-serving stratospheric balloons.
“at this stage the economics and technical feasibility of Project Loon present a much more promising way to connect rural and remote parts of the world.” Alphabet spokesperson reports.
Similarly, Facebook’s attempts to use drones for internet connectivity met the same fate. Its first test of Aquila, stratospheric Internet-spouting drone, ended in a substantial damage on landing last summer.
These drones fly high to ensure steady supply of internet connection to the covered area. Therefore, great turbulence can be experienced.
Moreover, since these crafts are built to stay long in the air; weeks and even more than this, they need consistent battery support. For which they mostly rely on solar source.
Particular attention must also be paid to the weight of the drone. They need to be light, stable and robust, which is often difficult to get. Light weight is highly susceptible to instability.
Considering these issues, Alphabet and Facebook plan to switch to other resources. Alphabet will work on Loom scheme while the later intends to use satellites to provide Internet access.