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Google blimps to bring wireless internet to developing countries

Google blimps to bring wireless internet to developing countries

Broadband
Google will be connecting Africa, Asia and other developing countries, to wireless networks with the aim of connecting approximately 1 billion people. The search giant will finance, build and help to operate high altitude platforms using balloons and blimps – rather than traditional infrastructure – to carry a signal that can transmit to areas of hundreds of square kilometres, well-suited to provide internet to developing communities. Google is also lobbying regulators to allow for the use of airwaves reserved for television broadcasting that operate at low frequencies known as ‘white space’ that can pass more easily over longer distances. more

Microsoft Teams With the Government of Kenya and Indigo Telecom o Deliver Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Broadband Access

Broadband, Internet
 Microsoft Corp., in collaboration with the government of Kenya's Ministry of Information and Communications and Indigo Telecom Ltd., today announced the launch of a pilot project delivering low-cost wireless broadband access to previously unserved locations near Nanyuki and Kalema, Kenya. The network utilizes TV white spaces and solar-powered base stations to deliver broadband access and create new opportunities for commerce, education, healthcare and delivery of government services. source

Siemon introduces intelligent PDUs in Africa

Broadband
Siemon, a global leader in network infrastructure, has introduced a new range of intelligent power distribution units (PDUs) in Africa. With the ability to distribute power to critical network equipment whilst providing real-time monitoring, the new intelligent PDUs support the reduction of power consumption and maximization of up-time in the data centre. more

Europe’s four biggest operators reportedly in talks to create EU-wide mobile network

Broadband, Business, Mobile
Despite owning large shares of independent markets across Europe, the continent’s major operators have reportedly entered talks with the view to creating an EU-wide mobile network capable of uniting national markets,the FT reports. According to the newspaper, telecoms executives from Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telecom Italia and Telefonica met with the EU’s competition more