Facebook announces Internet.org Platform
Facebook has announced the Internet.org Platform which allows any company, mobile operator, or developer to join the initiative and bring free basic internet services to the people.
For the unacquainted, Facebook’s Internet.org is a partnership between governments, mobile operators, and companies that aim to provide users with free access to basic internet services and websites. In the Philippines, it launched in March 2015 in partnership with Smart. However, not all websites can be accessed through Internet.org and that is because not all websites are very simple and data efficient enough to be offered for free by mobile operators.
Facebook wants to change that by introducing the Internet.org Platform, an open program where any mobile operator, company, or developer can join and create services that integrate with Internet.org. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also added that no company pays to be included in Internet.org and that no operator is paid to offer these services. For the user, this means that more websites can be accessed through Internet.org in the near future.
“This will give people even more choice, and more free services while still creating a sustainable economic model to connect every single person in the world.” Zuckerberg said.
Mobile operators, companies, and developers who want to join Internet.org just need to follow the initiative’s guidelines. Anyone who meets the guidelines will be able to participate. Hit the source link below for details.