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Balloon razdvinet Horizon Wi-Fi

October 24 2005

The radius of the signal reception in this case can not be compared with satellite systems, but terrestrial hotspot coverage is even lower. Pilot balloon rose to a height of about 24 km and stayed there for nine hours. Speed data exchange with the air "access point" of about 11 Mbps.

This solution is attractive, if not for a couple of problems associated with wind and with the provision of such access point, a constant electric power.

So apparently, the experiment York University employees will remain exotic, and wireless networks will be used more traditional placement of antennas, where they at least do not blow away by the wind, said

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