Google Project Loon’s Internet balloon


Google is poised to begin trialling its “Project Loon” balloon-based Internet access network in Sri Lanka, where the Government has agreed to acquire a stake in the project, according to the company.One of the three balloons to be used in the trials entered Sri Lanka’s airspace on Monday, after having been launched in South America, and a Google team is expected to arrive in the country this week to test flight controls and other technical aspects of the project, according to a Sri Lankan government representative.Project Loon aims to introduce affordable Internet connectivity to remote areas, and Google has tested its balloons in regions such as the Australian outback and rural South America.