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Chinas 4G Users Touches 530 Million, Worlds Largest
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Chinas 4G Users Touches 530 Million, Worlds Largest

High-speed network 4G has become immensely popular in China as the number of its users shot to 530 million in Q1 this year, exceeding the number of 4G users in the US and Europe put together, a senior official said today. China has the worlds largest 4G network, covering all cities and major towns, Chen Zhaoxiong, vice minister of industry and information technology told the 2016 China Internet Conference. China had around two million 4G base stations at the end of March, he added. Chinas mobile Internet users hit 619 million at the end of last year, accounting for a bit more than 90 per cent of the total netizens. The Internet has become a critical element of Chinas economic development, he said. The size of the Internet economy amounted to 1.12 trillion yuan (USD 171 billi...
Google’s Internet Balloon ‘Crashes’ in Sri Lanka Test Flight
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Google’s Internet Balloon ‘Crashes’ in Sri Lanka Test Flight

AFP, COLOMBO: A Google balloon, part of the company's high-speed Internet service known as "Project Loon", crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation during its maiden test flight, local police said today. Villagers found the deflated balloon with its electronic equipment in the island's central tea-growing region of Gampola on Wednesday night, an officer told AFP. "Tea plantation workers found it crashed in the plantation. They picked up the pieces and brought it to the station," the officer, who is not authorised to speak with media, told AFP by phone. However, Sri Lanka's Information and Communication Technology Agency, which is coordinating the tests with Google, described the landing as controlled and scheduled. "Google loon balloon safely landed under standard operating proce...