Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage – Times LIVE

In a blog post released to mark the first year of the initiative, Facebook said it will open a portal allowing any mobile operator to offer the service under its Internet.org platform. Facebook currently partners with specific operators to launch the service in different countries.Internet.org has brought over 9 million people online over the past year, Chris Daniels, vice president of product for Internet.org, told Reuters on Monday. Facebook developed the platform with six technology partners to bring an estimated 4.5 billion unconnected people online, mainly in Latin America, Asia and Africa.It offers pared-down web services for free to users, along with access to Facebook’s own social network and messaging services.

Source: Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage – Times LIVE

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