Thursday, August 22, 2013

Facebook's New Alliance Internet.org Wants to bring the next 5 Billion People Online

Mark Zuckerberg CEO and Founder of Facebook wants to bring internet access to everyone. He announced the launch of Internet.org, an initiative to access Internet for the two-thirds of the world that can't get online. And Facebook is one of the founding partners along with Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia, Opera and MediaTek



Mark Zuckerberg CEO and Founder of Facebook wants to bring internet access to everyone. 

He announced the launch of Internet.org, an initiative to access Internet for the two-thirds of the world that can't get online. And Facebook is one of the founding partners along with Samsung, Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia, Opera and MediaTek

Nowadays Only 2+ billion people do have an Internet Access, and the Internet adoption's just growing 9% annually.



The founding alliance of Internet.org's main goals:

  • Is to reduce the cost of internet access
  • Develop new apps that are more efficient in the data usage
  • And form partnerships with the local operators and company in providing Internet Access.


"There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy." -Mark Zuckerberg as he announced the Internet.org

Forming this New Alliance will be risky for it will effectively compete with Google's activity around bringing access to developing countries. Google has its own Zero Rating Called Free Zone that let you surf Google Search Engine, Gmail Webmail Service and Google+ Social network.

"If you can afford a phone, I think it would be really good for you to have access to the internet." -Mark Zuckerberg