In cooperation with telecom companies, Facebook has begun expanding the 2Africa platform, shown company. With the expansion, the total length of the data cable system will be 45,000 km and the infrastructure will be able to serve a total of 3 billion people in Africa, Europe and Asia.
Among the affected regions, Africa is the most backward when it comes to the Internet. Only a quarter of the continent’s 1.3 billion people have access to the World Wide Web, which Facebook has wanted to change for years, and Africa really wants a free internet. Previously In this article The topic is also dealt with in the index.
The extension, which is part of the cable system planned for the 2Africa project, will be called Pearls and will connect Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia to the global network. . Facebook has yet to provide any information about when it wants to set up its cabling system.
Before the 2Africa project, the giant community had already gained experience from the Internet.org initiative on how to share the Internet for free. There were many questions and doubts on Internet.org in 2015 for the index In this article It can be read in detail.
(Cover Photo: The cabling system planned by the 2Africa project. photo: facebook)