[QODLink]
Americas

New satellites could transform internet

Network will offer high-speed internet access to developing countries left out of fiber-optic network.

Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 18:07
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The reach of high-speed internet is about to spread to millions of people around the world who have been largely missing out.

That's according to the developers of a new network of satellites, which is due to begin launching from South America within hours.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley explains how it'll work, and why those in developing countries stand to benefit the most.

63

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.