Google India asked to revise Project Loon proposal

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government has asked Google India to give a revised proposal for its Project Loon, aimed at providing internet connectivity in rural India, parliament was told on Wednesday.

“The matter was discussed with all stakeholders and it was concluded that frequency band 700-900 Mhz to be used in the pilot test of Project Loon is being used by cellular operators and if the pilot is carried out, it will lead to interference with cellular transmissions,” Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

“Revised proposal from Google India with change of frequency band is yet to be received,” he added.

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