Alphabet Inc and Vodacom partner to launch Loon in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE – Loon, a unit of Google’s owner Alphabet Inc, which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, has signed a deal with Vodacom to expand the South African mobile operator’s network in Mozambique.  Loon and Vodacom have been working with Mozambican communications and aviation regulators to obtain the necessary approvals.  Using the Loon solution, Vodacom will expand mobile network access to Cabo Delgado and Niassa, two provinces that have proven hard to cover in the past due to their size, topography and low population density, Vodacom…

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