Monday, 5 October 2015

Facebook Will Beam the Internet to Africa Using this Satellite | TIME

Facebook Will Beam the Internet to Africa Using this Satellite | TIME

"Facebook is teaming up with French satellite operator Eutelsat to launch a satellite that will beam Internet connectivity to more than 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The satellite is called Amos-6, and it is slated to finish construction and find its way into orbit by 2016, wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post.
“Facebook has been exploring ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam Internet access down into communities from the sky,” he wrote. “To connect people living in remote regions, traditional connectivity infrastructure is often difficult and inefficient, so we need to invent new technologies.”...
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