Google buys Titan Aerospace – the drone maker as the mega search engine makes an attempt to make internet accessible to those parts of the world where people still are unable to access internet. This will be a sound opening and a great attempt as internet reaches more and more people in the world.
This will push the Google’s efforts that are looking to do the same with their helium balloons. The balloons have the ability to make internet available to even the most remote parts of the world.
There was a statement from the company that read as follows: ‘‘It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation.’’
The acquisition has taken place. However, Google hasn’t disclosed any of the details, especially the price involved. It must be said that Google isn’t the only company in the world who are looking to provide internet access in this sort.
Earlier, Facebook had also come up with drones – Facebook Connectivity Lab, suspended in mid air to offer internet connection. For both Google and Facebook, their efforts will certainly pull in millions of customers from all over the world.
Coming back to Titan Aerospace, the drones built by them will have a long life in the air. The drones can remain in the air for nearly five years without having to land or to refuel. However, the drones haven’t been fully developed. The development phase will complete and they will be launched in the next year.
There are 20 employees in the company that is only two years old now. Those 20 people will remain with the company as has been a part of this deal. Titan Aerospace is based in New Mexico. It is expected that there are nearly 66% of the people around the world who are still without internet connection.
And it is not only about Facebook and Google, but even Amazon is looking to develop drones that will provide internet access.