Facebook launched internet.org app about a year ago. To mark its one year anniverary, the company announced today that internet.org is now open for more telcos to sign up to power more zero-rated content on the platform.
“We’ve made it easier for any mobile operator to turn on Internet.org in new countries through a partner portal that includes technical tools and best practices, improving the process to offer free basic services to the unconnected,” the company said.
The convention has been for Facebook to pick a telco partner in the countries where it has rolled out the internet.org service.
“Our goal is to work with as many mobile operators and developers as possible to extend the benefits of connectivity to diverse, local communities across Africa,” said Chris Daniels, Vice President of internet.org.
Internet.org which works in concert with telcos provides internet access to basic services at no data charge. New operator partners can get started at www.internet.org/operators.
Facebook in partnership with the iHub Nairobi will host a Developer Day event today- Monday, 27 July, where the Facebook team will give an overview of Internet.org and how developers can leverage on this and other Facebook Platforms.
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