05 August, 2015

Facebook Unveils Solar Drone With Internet Laser

Facebook has revealed details of a solar-powered plane it hopes will bring high-speed internet access to remote corners of the world using lasers.

The unmanned aircraft has a huge wingspan similar to a Boeing 737 but it weighs less than a car and the company claims it can remain airborne for months at a time.
Named 'Aquila' the drone is part of the company's ambitious internet.org project to deliver high speed internet connectivity to hundreds-of-millions of people in far flung parts of the world.
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said: "We've successfully tested a new laser that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second.

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