By Jonathan Davies

Facebook has unveiled its latest plans that could completely change internet provision around the world.

In a video on Facebook, the social media giant's founder Mark Zuckerberg introduced "Aquila" to the world - an unmanned plane that utilises laser and radio communications technology to transmit 10 gigabits of data per second.

Aquila has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car. It will fly at around 60,000ft - double the height of commercial flights - for around three months at a time.

Mark Zuckerberg said: "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.

"Using aircraft to connect communities using lasers might seem like science fiction. But science fiction is often just science before its time. Over the coming months, we will test these systems in the real world and continue refining them so we can turn their promise into reality."

You can see the video here.