According to technology news site Computerworld reported, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark & middot; Zuckerberg recently said the company will launch its own Internet communications satellite on Saturday to help the residents of sub-Saharan parts of Africa to spend the Internet.
In Lagos, Nigeria (Lagos) City Hall, Zuckerberg and Facebook developers and community members to talk, referred to the launch of the Facebook Internet communications satellite program.
& Ldquo; If you want to link every corner, so make sure everyone can access the Internet is a very important thing. & Rdquo; Zuckerberg said. & Ldquo; It turns out that more than half of the world's population can not spend the Internet. Nigeria is the case. & Rdquo;
Zuckerberg said during a visit to Africa, he found that some developers trying to create some of the locals helpful technology products & mdash; & mdash; such as for mobilization, inventory and delivery of blood donation application LifeBank, and thus be motivated.
& Ldquo; Whether you care about is to get people to share information with friends and family, or to help people start, the Internet is the most basic infrastructure. & Rdquo; he said.
Facebook Internet communications satellite will be private space company SpaceX launch, launch time for the US Eastern Time Saturday 3:00, is the launch site in Florida Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station). By then, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be used to launch the satellite.
Facebook has been committed to making the world's more people using the internet. Facebook managers often mentioned, about 40 million people worldwide & mdash; & mdash; 60% of the total global population of & mdash; & mdash; you can not use the Internet.
In recent years, Facebook and Google and other companies are working to develop more advanced Internet technology to allow rural and poor areas around the world can also be used on the Internet.
Just this summer, Facebook announced that it has completed the development of its own solar drone tests, the aircraft will also be used to provide Internet services to the world in remote areas.