Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg proudly announced the organisation’s first project to deliver internet from space. For this reason Facebook will become partner with Eutelsat to launch a satellite into orbit that will connect millions of people.
Mark Zuckerberg Announces Project to Deliver Internet from Space
Zuckerberg said in his status on Facebook
“I’m excited to announce our first project to deliver internet from space. As part of our Internet.org efforts to connect the world, we’re partnering with Eutelsat to launch a satellite into orbit that will connect millions of people,”
He also said from last many years Facebook was working to explore new ways to use aircraft and satellites to beam internet access down into communities from the sky.
The Facebook founder said:
“To connect people living in remote regions, traditional connectivity infrastructure is often difficult and inefficient, so we need to invent new technologies. As part of our collaboration with Eutelsat, a new satellite called Amos-6 is going to provide internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. The Amos-6 satellite is under construction now and will launch in 2016 into a geostationary orbit that will cover large parts of West, East and Southern Africa. We’re going to work with local partners across these regions to help communities begin accessing internet services provided through satellite.”
Last month at a UN Summit, Zuckerberg and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates on Saturday threw their weight behind the goal of bringing Internet access to everyone in the world by 2020. Facebook satellite will beam internet acces to Africa first by 2016. For this reason the Amos-6 satellite is under construction now and will launch in 2016 into a geostationary orbit