Facebook Reveals Details of New Initiatives Aimed at Bringing More People Online

Published By : 27 Feb 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

In a bid to bring more people on the web, Facebook has divulged the details of the new initiatives it has taken up to update the existing systems, create novel networks in under-connected geographies, and utilize latest technologies. The announcement regarding these initiatives were made at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The initiatives include partnerships and collaborations to assist Terragraph - a multi-node, millimeter-wave, remote backhaul framework upgraded to take high-speed Internet connectivity to thick urban regions. The social media giant stated that Terragraph will be employed for field trials in two areas that are serving consumer traffic. Jay Parikh, the head of foundation and building at Facebook, announced fresh partner trials for OpenCellar, a low-power base station upgraded for rural and underdeveloped areas across the world, via his blog post on Tuesday.

Furthermore, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has expanded to over 500 enterprises and is constantly growing due to project groups. The new partners include Sprint, China Unicom, and Telenor. Facebook, in collaboration with a number of industry partners, introduced TIP two years ago in a bid to work together on novel technologies to quicken the pace of innovation and development in network infrastructure to connect with more and more individuals on online platforms. “Facebook stays focused on working diligently with the media and telecommunications ecosystem to help in connecting the 3.8 billion individuals, who till are not on the web, and enhance the experiences of those, who are already online, Parikh added.

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