Google shut down the project about the distribution of the Internet using drones
Holding Alhabet (parent Google company) has shut down the project Titan which was developing drones-satellites for Internet distribution in remote parts of the world. About it reports 9to5google.
Google purchased the company Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft in 2014. The purchase was to help the Corporation to provide Internet in remote areas of Africa and South-East Asia.
At the end of the 2015 Titan has become part of Google X, which is engaged in experimental projects.
During testing the drones of Titan in mid-2015 one of them crashed in the Arizona desert. In 2016, it turned out that the cause of the crash was the problem with the wing of the drone.
Recently Google confirmed that project Titan is closed. It was attended by about 50 engineers. In the coming months they will move to other divisions of the company, including project Loon.
Recall that the Project Loon was launched in June 2013. To create a wireless network at speeds up to comparable with 4G LTE and the project uses high-altitude balloons floating in the stratosphere at a height of over 17 km.
At the beginning of 2016, the sources, The Guardian said that Google plans to distribute 5G-Internet using drones. The project received the code name SkyBander.