Friday, 8 August 2014

The Facebook venture step towards Free Mobile Internet

The Facebook venture step towards Free Mobile Internet is a global partnership between technology leaders, nonprofits, local communities and experts who are working together to bring the internet to the two thirds of the world’s population that doesn’t have it. This will require a new effort. Main objectives of this non-profit organization are -
                                                            Image Providing Access to Free Basic Services

The app provides free basic services in markets where internet access may be less affordable. It allows people to browse selected health, employment and local information websites without data charges. Initially launched to Airtel customers in Zambia, the app will continue to expand into other parts of the world.Learn more. Taking Connectivity to the Next Level

The Connectivity Lab at Facebook is developing ways to make affordable internet access possible in communities around the world. The team is exploring a variety of technologies, including high-altitude long-endurance planes, satellites and lasers. Apps for the Entire World

The Innovation Lab, an Ericsson-Facebook collaboration, was designed to help developers understand how their apps will work in different parts of the world. The lab’s elaborate test environment mimics a variety of network conditions, giving developers a way to ensure their apps will run even in very remote areas.Learn more.

Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas covered with cellular, yet only about 30% of the total population is having accesses to the internet. Affordability and awareness are significant barriers to internet adoption for many and facebook has introduced the app to make the internet accessible to more people by providing free basic services.

With this app, people can browse a useful health, employment and local information services free of cost. By providing free basic services via yhis app, facebook is planning to bring more people online and help them discover valuable services they might not have otherwise. This will significantly increase facebook menbership

The app was launched in Zambia will be available first to Airtel subscribers in Zambia but soon will be available world wide on all networks.

Through the app, Airtel customers in Zambia will have basic access to: