The Digital Economy

Facebook's solar-powered internet drone takes its first flight

Mark Zuckerberg watches the test flight of a solar drone that will beam internet to the world's 4 billion unconnected people Image: Facebook

Henry Taylor

Previously, Lead, Product and Innovation, Digital media, World Economic Forum Geneva

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Aquila in flight Image: Facebook
A map showing the distribution of 4G, 3G and 2G connections around the world (as of February 2016) Image: Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg and an engineer inspecting Aquila Image: Facebook

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