India To Get Free Internet Access
eetindia.co.in reports that developers invited by Facebook and Qualcomm at the Internet.org workshop in Bangalore worked to test and profile apps for power and efficiency in a hands-on setting, TechOnline India reported. The move aimed to ensure the apps are optimized on affordable devices for network conditions in emerging regions.
Internet.org wants to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world that is not yet connected. It is a partnership of non-profit organizations, local communities, experts, and technology leaders that include Samsung, Facebook, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Mediatek, Nokia, and Opera among others.
The group’s goals also include making Internet access more affordable, building more efficient technologies, and helping businesses to drive access.
To make this closer to reality, the Internet.org app was introduced. The app allows people to browse a set of useful health, employment, and local information services for free. It is initially available to Airtel subscribers in Zambia. Soon, it will be released to other parts of the world.