Facebook’s internet beaming drone Aquila is not headed to India



Facebook is committed at bringing internet access to much of India, but the social giant won’t be using its Aquila drone to achieve it in the country. 

The high-altitude, solar-powered unmanned drone, designed to beam internet to remote parts of the world, isn’t headed to India, Umang Bedi, Managing Director, for Facebook in India and South Asia noted at a round table discussion on Wednesday. 

“Aquila is one of our connectivity efforts, which I think, is an experiment for the US only. It’s got nothing to do with India; there was some speculation, but that was speculation only,” Bedi told FactorDaily, refuting claims made in a recent media report.  Read more…

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