Google’s parent firm, Alphabet has successfully connected broadband Internet to two countries, Congo River, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, and Golden Sands, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to aid wireless communication.
The connection cut across the river through aerial beams to the deepest river in the world with up to 20Gbps+ data transmitted between the two cities.
Within 20 days, this connection was said to have delivered almost 700 TB of data with 99.9% dependability. Even if the information is stored in other regions of the world, this amount of data isn’t bad.
The project is part of Google’s parent firm Alphabet’s “Project Taara,” and it intends to reduce the “difficult connectivity gap between Brazzaville and Kinshasa.”
Alphabet released 35 enormous solar-powered balloons in Kenya for the Project Loon project more than a year ago to bring 4G signals to the country’s central and western regions, forming a mesh network to give Internet services to individuals in remote places.
However, Alphabet halted the Project Loon project in January of this year, putting an end to the company’s research into spreading wireless Internet via stratospheric helium balloons.
Following that, Project Taara, which arose from Project Loon, made significant progress and demonstrated that they had kept the Project Loon Free Space Optical Communication link method.
The Taara project proposes to connect Brazzaville, Republic of Congo and Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but between them is the Congo River — the deepest river in the world and the deepest river in the Midwest.
The long river is also the world’s second-largest river and the only one that passes through the equator twice. The circumstances are challenging. As a result, Internet access in Kinshasa is prohibitively expensive.
Taara devices can dynamically alter their laser power to improve the pointing and tracking capabilities of wireless optical communications when faced with haze, light rain, birds, or other obstructions.