More Loon-acy: AT&T, Loon Secure Approval for Internet Balloons in 50+ Countries and Regions

By B.N. Frank

Opposition continues to increase regarding satellites and similar vehicles being launched for providing internet coverage from space (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7, 8. 9).  Other vehicles are also being sent up into the sky for the same purpose including by Loon – a company that refused to allow a public inspection of their experimental license.  Regardless, business seems to be booming anyway.

From RCR Wireless:

Loon has secured fly over approval for its high-altitude internet balloons in more than 50 countries and regions

AT&T has partnered up with Alphabet’s Loon division, whose aim is to provide internet connection using high-altitude internet balloons, or more technically, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The pair are on a mission to deliver connectivity as quickly as possible in disaster-stricken areas, and according to a blog post announcing the partnership, Loon CEO Alastair Westgarth said that AT&T will allow Loon to do so at scale.

“Under the partnership, we have successfully integrated the Loon system with AT&T’s network,” he wrote, “this is a big deal because this network integration will extend to AT&T’s partners around the world, meaning Loon will be able to provide service to a third-party mobile operator, assuming they have a standard international roaming relationship with AT&T.”

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Excuse them as they trash the sky.

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