With Facebook OpenCellular, anyone can be MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel

With Facebook OpenCellular, anyone can be MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel

Facebook has unveiled OpenCellular, an open-source wireless access platform that will bring connectivity to remote areas of the world.

“We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone – from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs – can build and operate wireless networks in remote places,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

On our journey to connect the world, today we announced OpenCellular — an open source wireless access platform to bring connectivity to remote areas of the world.

More than 4 billion people still don’t have basic internet access, and one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to reach remote areas existing infrastructure doesn’t cover.

We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone — from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs — can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. It’s about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away.

Along with our solar-powered aircraft Aquila and high-bandwidth laser beams, OpenCellular is the next step on our journey to provide better, more affordable connectivity to bring the world closer together.

Now you cannot wait to link your villages to the world wide world!

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