Internet.org aims to bring web to next 5 bln people

Wednesday 21 August 2013 | 09:25 CET | News
Internet.org is a new industry consortium announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg founded with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung. The group aims to bring internet to the next 5 billion people. Today, only 2.7 billion people, or just over one third of the world's population, have access to the internet. Internet adoption is growing by less than 9 percent each year, which is slow considering it's still in earlu development. The goal of Internet.org is to bring the web to the two-thirds of the world who are not yet connected. The consortium will focus on three key

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Ericsson / Facebook / MediaTek / Nokia / Opera / Qualcomm / Samsung
Countries: World
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