Google will reportedly build wireless networks in emerging markets including sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, a WSJ report said Friday.
The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported the effort is part of a plan that could connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.
According to the report, Google will build wireless networks for people outside major cities where wired Internet connections are scarce. Google is also working on providing low-cost cellphones and employing balloons or blimps to transmit signals over hundreds of square miles from high altitudes, the report added.
Google has launched already launched a fiber network in the Kansas City area and is working in other areas of the United States on creating ultr-fast Wi-Fi networks.