Facebook, Qualcomm and Ericsson are funding a project of low-cost Internet provision for the masses of the global village. Termed Internet.org, they are looking into an upgrading of the efficiency and technology of this boon for humanity.
Over 5 billion individuals across the globe still do not have an Internet connection. Internet.org funding parties, spearheaded by Facebook, are looking for ways to employ the latest technology in an effort to make this dream a reality.
Air Traffic Control, HipHop, WebP and Supplemental Downlink are just a few of the state-of-the-art technologies that these philanthropist organizations want to utilize in order to benefit humankind. The whitepaper issued forth recently by this group is 70 pages in length. In other words, it goes into the details of the whole plan. The ultimate goal is to make the World Wide Web accommodate a thousand times more traffic than it currently does.
Besides the aforementioned big three, Samsung, MediaTek, Nokia and Opera are also contributing their bucketful to the tributary that is building up volume and speed with the passage of time. The operation began in August. Today it has entered an entirely new dimension.
Especially, Facebook is really into efficiency for the Net. This is a necessary step in making the wonderful facility available at a reasonable rate to the rest of mankind. The technology needed to make the impossible possible is very complex indeed. And furthermore the shrinkage of costs for the sake of the poverty-stricken will require a lot of brainstorming and problem-solving by expert thinkers.
Facebook states about white paper, "The paper examines how Facebook approached building more efficient infrastructure technologies to connect over a billion users and how it’s working to build mobile apps that use less data and power. Qualcomm and Ericsson’s contributions look to the future and what will be required to ensure that mobile networks and infrastructure will ready to support the next wave of mobile Internet usage." Social network giant also states that, "With this paper we hope to provide a small contribution to the work of countless companies, entrepreneurs and innovators working to drive new gains in efficiency. By understanding some of the efforts that have already been made towards this end, and the lessons learned along the way, we hope to inspire new thinking and approaches – and help move the industry forward."