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Alphabet tests world’s first internet from above 62,000 feet

The Hindu | 13/10/2020 05:31 PM | Click to read full article

Google’s parent Alphabet and Soft Bank successfully tested the world’s first LTE internet connectivity from a solar-powered unmanned aircraft flying above 62,000 feet.

It enabled LTE connectivity for about 15 hours during the test flight, despite demanding conditions in the stratosphere, where wind speed crossed 30 meters per second and temperature was as low as negative 73 degrees Celsius.