Heard About Google Loon India Haves Own Balloon Internet Project Developed by IIT Bombay
Technology Development Agency (ITDA), this balloon can float for up to 14 days at a time.
At 6 metres long, the aerostat technology is the work of IIT-Bombay, with hydrogen being used to lift it off the ground. It’s fitted with a base transceiver antenna to allow a calling network, and a WiFi modem to provide villagers in the coverage area with Internet, as well as surveillance cameras.
Sinha told TOI the the aerostat cost the agency Rs 50 lakh to set up, and is capable of providing free Internet in a 7.5km range, at a download speed of up to 5 Mbps. “Anyone in the range will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi which will be free initially,” he said. “Anybody will be able to log in without a password.”