Facebook marks Internet.org’s first birthday with new approach

Facebook said it is entering a new phase to how operators and developers join Internet.org, as it looks to scale up the affordable internet initiative. The social media firm launched a new partner portal through which operators sign up for …

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Most Bangladeshi operators not keen to join Internet.org

Bangladesh’s mobile operators reportedly aren’t interested in joining Internet.org, noting that the ‘limited version’ of the internet is not a service that would serve their customers’ needs. The country’s two largest mobile operators, Grameenphone and Banglalink, however, have introduced free …

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1B can now access Internet.org, says Zuckerberg

Just days after being launched in Bangladesh, Facebook’s Internet.org has now made its way to Malawi, bringing the number of people who have potential access to its “100-plus free basic services” to 1 billion, while 9 million have used it to get …

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Internet.org arrives in Bangladesh

Robi, the third-largest mobile operator in Bangladesh, launched Internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative that allows free access to more than two dozen websites with information on health, news, jobs and e-government services. Internet.org was first launched in Zambia, in mid-2014, and …

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Facebook moves to make Internet.org more ‘inclusive’

Facebook announced today it aims to expand the services available on Internet.org by introducing an open programme for developers to create services. The move to make Internet.org more transparent and inclusive comes just two weeks after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg …

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Indosat partners with Facebook to offer free access

Indosat, Indonesia’s second largest operator, has joined the crowd partnering with Facebook to offer its prepaid and postpaid customers free internet access through Internet.org. The operator, which is 65 per cent owned by Ooredoo, has 63 million mobile connections and …

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Facebook makes first drone test flight

Facebook announced it had completed the first successful test flight of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platform, which it intends to deploy in order to extend connectivity as part of its internet.org initiative. The drone, as reported by TechCrunch, has …

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Free Facebook campaigns double Globe’s data users

Globe Telecom, a pioneer in zero-rating access partnerships with internet players, said two campaigns offering free Facebook to all mobile customers boosted its data users by 110 per cent. Daniel Horan, Globe’s senior adviser for its consumer business, said zero-rating …

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Facebook brings Internet.org app to Latin America

Facebook has chosen Colombia as the first Latin American market in which it offers its Internet.org app, providing a range of free basic online services to mobile users. Colombia is the fourth country in which Internet.org has been made available. …

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