A new global partnership, headed up by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been launched with the aim of boosting global web access.
Alongside Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung; Zuckerberg wants to make internet access available to the two thirds of the Worlds population who are without it, he argues that “Connectivity is a human right”.
Known as Internet.org, the project has three main challenges it wants to overcome in developing countries: making access affordable, using data more efficiently and helping businesses drive access.
Worldwide access of information in turn has the potential to lead to education, infrastructure and entrepreneurship side by side with communication, freedom of speech and equality, bringing the whole World closer together.
Internet.org is inspired by the Open Compute Project, an open source initiative launched by Facebook in 2011 to help build cheaper, more efficient computing infrastructure.