Internet.org, an initiative to help the third world

Facebook and several technology companies have launched the project Internet.org to get you on a future access to the network is far more feasible for those who now have the possibility to live in developing or underdeveloped countries. Behind this project as pretty obviously also found interest in having more users and customers.

Facebook, Mediatek, Opera, Samsung, Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm, are technology companies that are behind Internet.org. This humanitarian project was presented by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook with the media around the world, a statement explaining what the goals of this great initiative.

“There are huge barriers in developing countries to connect and join the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges , including internet access to those who currently can not afford it,” says Mark Zurkerberg, in the presentation.

And the truth is that he is right. Currently only a third of the world’s population has access to internet and this causes social differences between developed and developing countries increase every day.

There are huge barriers in developing countries to connect and join the knowledge economy

Three challenges
To try to reach that goal, that all the world will one day be connected, Internet.org has three challenges ahead.

– Making the internet more accessible: Obviously lower costs of Internet connections is key to more and more people have access to the Net. It is also obvious that this process involves many more players as operators, but for starters, companies have joined the project have enough power to at least try. What they do have much more to hand, and I think it is more feasible as there is now available cheaper mobile phones.

– Use data more efficiently: Internet.org invest in tools that dramatically reduce the amount of data needed to use most of the applications. This includes the development of data compression tools and improving network capacity, so that the data download is as efficient as possible.

– Helping companies in new business models: Although it is sad, the best way to do that several companies invest in the project is to convince them that the more people have access to internet, more potential customers may have. “This includes testing of new models for mobile operators, device manufacturers, developers and other companies to provide more affordable access than was previously possible,” the statement said.

We will not deny that this initiative deserves our support because, if they get their target, most likely the lives of millions of people improve dramatically, because access to information is key to the successful development of a society. The only but I put it that has some air to search business, and this could jeopardize their growth as they do not produce the results expected economic.

And you, what do you think of this project?

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