Google Loon project will be tested in India
Google is currently in talks with Indian telecom operators to kickstart the Loon project in India; the support and infrastructure of operators is necessary to start the implementation of the project. Google gained support from the Indian government early this year. Project Loon uses balloons instead of land-based infrastructure to provide LTE internet access for rural areas. The project still raises technical and security issues which have to be solved. The operation of the project also involves various non-telecommunication aspects like coordination with air traffic control, regular maintenance of balloons etc. So far, Google has been piloting Loon in New Zealand, Brazil, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.