Google Hopes to Work With Existing Telcos on Google Loon
Google's broadband by balloon project "Loon" will aim to work with existing telcos if the effort ever sees real-world implementation, Google stated this week. Speaking with TechCrunch
, Google's Astro Teller says that Loon will work to using existing spectrum in various countries by partnering with telcos there, since these companies already own the lion's share of spectrum. Google will offer telcos the ability to lease access on the balloons in any given country, though telcos in developing areas will be less likely to see Google as an encroaching threat. Reports recently surfaced that Google was testing Loon with LTE connectivity
in the Nevada desert.