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Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

Project Loon takes flight in Puerto Rico supporting carriers

Written by on October 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites remain out […]

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Google – Robin Hood, Peter Pan or the Pied Piper?

Google – Robin Hood, Peter Pan or the Pied Piper?

Written by on March 9, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

I am not the first, and I will not be the last to wonder what on earth (or in heaven) Google is up to. Of course, as the most valuable company on the planet they have more than enough money to throw at anything they like and see if it works. But sometimes I wonder […]

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Beware Loon – it could just be a modern day Trojan horse

Beware Loon – it could just be a modern day Trojan horse

Written by on October 13, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If telcos, i.e. communications service providers (CSPs), think that their strictly regulated, licensed and protected operating environments are immune from serious competition in the near future, they may need to think again, and quickly. Just take a look at an even more heavily-regulated industry, taxis, to see what I mean. Innovation, clever use of technology […]

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