Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Zuckerberg seeks operator partners to extend affordable Internet access

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Tuesday 25 February 14

Facebook CEO talks up Internet.org prospects; insists WhatsApp will continue to operate autonomously.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said he is on the lookout for operator partners to help the Internet.org initiative, of which Facebook is a partner, extend cheap Internet access to unconnected citizens in developing economies. Launched in August 2013, Internet.org is an alliance of tech companies, nonprofits, and telcos that together aim to build what Zuckerberg referred to as &quot…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said he is on the lookout for operator partners to help the Internet.org initiative, of which Facebook is a partner, extend cheap Internet access to unconnected citizens in developing economies. Launched in August 2013, Internet.org is an alliance of tech companies, nonprofits, and telcos that together aim to build what Zuckerberg referred to as &quot…

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