Connect the World
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people. Internet.org 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.
Sharing tools, resources and best practices, Internet.org partners will explore solutions in three major opportunity areas: affordability, efficiency, and business models. As one of the founding members, Ericsson joins to develop joint projects, share knowledge, and mobilize industry and governments to bring the world online. Beside Ericsson and Facebook partners on this project are Nokia, Samsung, Opera, Mediatek and Qualcomm.