Facebook, Telecom Infra Announce Series of Global Connectivity Projects
Earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain, Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) announced that it is embarking on a number of new projects to bring connectivity to around 3.8 people without internet access in various parts of the globe.
The partnership will be launching Terragraph, a millimeter-wave, multi-node wireless backhaul system with the help of industry partners including Deutsche Telekom, Magyar Telekom, and Telenor. This is expected to improve connectivity in urban locations where broadband and mobile solutions often get congested.
Facebook will also be starting new trials for OpenCellular, a low-power base station designed to deliver wireless internet in rural and underdeveloped regions.