Facebook is not shy ambitions, and their new plan, based on how to deliver the Internet to rural areas throughout the world by means of drone sounds crazy enough to implement. In his blog entry on Tuesday, Facebook about his plans to find economic ways to provide Internet connection 4bln. people who live far away from cell towers or landlines. Instead of pulling fiber optic cable, Facebook wants to run its drone tysyachefuntovogo to be circling around the Earth, providing broadband internet within the zone of 50 miles in the other.
Drone named Aquila (eagle), and was designed by a team of aerospace Facebook in the UK. It runs on solar energy from batteries located on the wings, the scope of which, like the Boeing-737 (but the unit at times easier, thanks to a carbon frame). Once the drone is launched, says Facebook, it can fly up to 90 days at an altitude of 60,000-90,000 feet, before sitting down for the diagnosis and take off again.
Aquila – part of a larger project, which started a year ago in Facebook Connectivity Lab, to provide Internet connection for those who do not. The purpose of this lab is to “accelerate the development of new technologies that could radically change the economics of the Internet infrastructure.”
Together with the drone, Facebook also introduced a breakthrough of their team from California in the field of laser communications. They have developed and conducted laboratory tests of the laser, which can transmit data at speeds of 10Gb / s in a coin-sized target at a distance of over 10 miles. This speed is simply zero multiplies all previous leading technology field, and the next step, Facebook will experience such a laser in real life. Facebook hopes that when the test is complete, the laser system will be used on their aircraft, to create a network that will work everywhere.