New startup bets on 'smart' satellite antennas for global web access


  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 01 Mar 2016

An anechoic chamber where Israeli startup Skyfi are testing their development, the first self-correcting antenna that can turn mini-satellites into powerful transmitters covering the globe to provide worldwide internet access, is seen in Rosh Ha'ayin, near Tel Aviv, Israel February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nir Elias

ROSH HA'AYIN: Israeli startup Skyfi is looking to outflank Facebook and Google in a race to provide worldwide Internet access by developing the first self-correcting antenna that can turn mini-satellites into powerful transmitters covering the globe. 

The two technology leaders are working on ways to beam Internet access from the sky to remote areas, Google with high-flying balloons and Facebook with a combination of drones and larger, more complex satellites. 

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