Report: Facebook tried to build drones the size of birds to transfer data

Explore Facebook in secret the possibility of building drones the size of birds to transfer data to the people who have internet connections is bad and help improve the connections of people to the internet.

According to the assessment published by the website Business Insider Business Insider, the giant social media work over recent years on the draft long-term supports Catalina Catalina.

This project aims to build a small fixed-wing aircraft able to transfer contacts to groups to increase the speed of slow internet connections like 2G.

Illustrate the efforts to how the Facebook to explore concepts in its attempts to connect people around the world to the internet for the first time and grow the base of users of its platform.

Despite the decline publicly in June for building its drone named Aquila allocated to provide internet connectivity for emerging markets, the company also consider the methods of other air less traditional to provide connectivity solutions.

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Began development of draft Catalina Catalina in late 2017, and continued work during the month of June last.

This means that even after the announcement of Facebook for the closure of the project Aquila, they were still exploring the possibility of using the drones in other ways.

The representative of Facebook said that the Catalina was over a year ago, without providing clear information about when it was stopped.

The company focuses heavily on the issue of growth after the saturation of the actually existing markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

And in order to achieve this goal to the more ambitious projects to deliver the internet to people for the first time in emerging markets.

The company currently has many projects, including a programme of Free Basics that offers free data services internet limited to people.

It also has plans to provide internet connection through the air, which was an airplane Aquila a part of it, and still Facebook invest with partners from third parties, to the platform side of the wireless access OpenCellular.

Was named the Catalina on the name of the island of Santa Catalina, an island in California off the coast of Los Angeles, which use the campaign to connect the letters in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

The draft Catalina in the Twenty-First Century in the same way, but using drones instead of birds, and digital rather than handwritten notes.

The vision of Facebook is to build a fleet of fixed-wing aircraft-sized bird with tablets SSD storage, which can then be used to transfer data.

Such aircraft will be much smaller than most of the drones the traditional, so that its size closer to the size of a bird of the size of the Eagle.

The aim was not to connect the internet connection to remote areas, but also enhance the communication to people in areas with poor communication to the internet for content consumption-intensive data such as streaming video.

And Facebook has plans to test drones over the content of its applications, such as the basic Messenger, with the expansion of the service airborne later to run third-party apps like YouTube and Netflix

However, the efforts to contact the pilot to Facebook to make people join the social network wasn’t high-tech.

And Facebook about the development of the draft Catalina just as it abandoned the development of the airplane Aquila a huge solar-powered.

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