A Google-flagged company releases its latest balloons in Mozambique. The balloons, according to the agreement, will provide online coverage in two provinces of the country where no service has been available to locals so far. Developed by the Loon team, the helium-filled balloons, which inflate to the size of a tennis court, rise to a height of 20 kilometers, so they do not disturb either the birds or the air traffic. High-altitude solar-powered devices amplify and transmit signals received from the ground to the region below them, covering up to five thousand square kilometers each with 4G service. This is not the company's first project in Africa, but also in Kenya last summer.
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