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

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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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