Faceboook's new solar-powered drone Aquila just recorded its first flight. This flying broadband tower will relay internet connectivity in areas it will fly over, putting an end to non-spots around the world.
While we can't really say if the drone can deliver 4G speeds, we'd say something is better than nothing when you are atop a high mountain and wish to video stream.
With a wingspan similar to a Boeing 737 and a design akin to B-2 bombers, the drone is something you'll be quite prone to misunderstand, unless you see this video that Mark Zuckerberg uploaded on Facebook.
“This effort is important because 10% of the world’s population lives in areas without existing internet infrastructure. To affordably connect everyone, we need to build completely new technologies,” so says Zuckerberg.
While the drone managed not to crash in its first flight, Facebook says it will conduct practical test flights somewhere in the United States later this year.