MWC19: Facebook announces several projects to provide rural areas in several countries with infrastructure networks - Niroka Tech

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MWC19: Facebook announces several projects to provide rural areas in several countries with infrastructure networks



As usual, Facebook uses the World Phone Congress to launch its partnerships and technology development projects. During the conference, it announced several partnerships in Peru, Nigeria and South Africa, and work to cover rural areas with communication technologies within open source projects that all networks can benefit from.

Facebook announced a partnership in Peru with Spanish multinational Telefonica, as well as IDB Bank for the development of Latin American and CAF countries. In an interesting Internet service called Internet Para Todos (IpT), Facebook is seeking to bring 3G Internet service And the fourth for all rural areas of the country within the scope of mobile open source communications. Some 100 million people in remote areas of Latin America will be able to enjoy 3G and 4G mobile broadband services while it is difficult to feed these areas with permanent infrastructure to provide telecommunications services.

On the other hand, the company announced a partnership in a similar project in Nigeria meant to provide a network of 750 km of open access fiber to allow access to about one million people in partnership with a number of local authorities in the region in a similar context to earlier in Uganda , Which will initially be small projects the company will expand to include a larger scope in the coming stages.

The company also announced a new partnership through its Wi-Fi service in South Africa with Cell C in Ghana, Vodafone, Glob in the Philippines and a number of other companies in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and India. The Wi-Fi Express service is designed to work together with ISPs and telecommunications companies to help build their own wireless networks and provide analysts with tools and tools that enable them to provide their neighbors with Internet services.

In addition, Facebook has announced the launch of its open source platform Magma in partnership with Telefonica, which enables communication companies to deploy their networks more easily.

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