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Facebook launches OpenCellular — An open-source Wireless Access Platform

Facebook launches OpenCellular — An open-source Wireless Access Platform

July 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Big technology companies are in the race of bringing Internet connectivity to unconnected parts of the world through flying drones , high-altitude balloons, and laser beams , but Facebook has announced a far less expensive method to provide connectivity to rural areas. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday the creation of a new open-source wireless communication platform called OpenCellular that can be easily deployed in remote locations by anyone. OpenCellular is a doorbell-sized hardware device that could be attached to a pole or tree at a range of heights from where it can deliver a wireless network, from 2G cell-phone networks to higher speed LTE, and Wi-Fi networks like those inside your home, or local coffee shop. The device is designed to work in rural locations in conditions, including high winds, extreme temperatures, and harsh climates. But, wait! This doesn't mean that Facebook is rolling out its own broadband services. Facebook to Open-Source
Facebook to Launch Its Own Satellite to Beam Free Internet

Facebook to Launch Its Own Satellite to Beam Free Internet

October 06, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Do you hear the same as me? Is Facebook planning to Launch Satellite? Yes, it's True. Facebook has revealed its secret plan to launch a $500 Million Satellite by 2016 in order to provide Free or cheap Internet access in the developing nations. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement that the social network partnered with French satellite provider Eutelsat Communications to beam free Internet to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Internet-by-Satellite The plan is part of Facebook's Internet.org project that has been criticized for net neutrality issues in some countries, particularly India, where businesses believes that the plans could give Facebook and its partners unfair benefits in developing Internet markets. Facebook has been exploring ways to provide the Internet to hard-to-reach places and this latest initiative to use Satellite technology for providing affordable Internet is part of the Facebook initiative to connect the
These Laser Beams Will Offer Free Internet to the World from the Sky

These Laser Beams Will Offer Free Internet to the World from the Sky

July 02, 2015Mohit Kumar
During a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session on his Facebook page Tuesday, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg predicted some wild things for Future. It includes: Telepathy Technology , the ability for humans to talk to each other with their minds. Laser Beams , used to transmit data from the sky to Earth. Growth of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality . Today, Mark Zuckerberg has posted a couple of demonstration pictures from its Connectivity Lab. To help connect people around the world, Facebook's Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via Lasers. Laser Beam Technology - Future of The Internet  According to Mark, the Connectivity Lab has developed a laser beam technology (as shown) that has the ability to transmit data from the sky into communities. He has plans to equip drones and satellites with lasers to allow those laser-equipped devices to beam down Internet signals anywhere in the w
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