Reply to post: Re: They're not fighting the wind @ratfox

Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

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Re: They're not fighting the wind @ratfox

Yup, that's right. They are sort of trying to do an Iridium on the cheap (launching satellites is still bloody expensive). However they are running into the same problems; each country wants to regulate the airwaves within their borders. They'll have to negotiate with every country they overfly for bandwidth (or re-sell their broadcast capability to current license holders in each country).

I don't know how succesfully the loons could change their altitude to take advantage of winds in different directions to stay in a rough location.

I wonder if Hans Vestberg is just suffering from sour grapes from not being able to sell his companies kit to go on the loons?

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