As in previous years, Facebook is using the Barcelona Mobile World Congress (MWC) stage to attract attention to its Internet infrastructure projects. Although you may think of Facebook as a social network, the company has launched infrastructure projects to connect more people to the network (and to its own social network) many years ago.
Among these projects, there are（Now cancelled) Aquila Solar UAV also has a large number of open source software and hardware products for operators. In fact, there are a large number of these projects, from hardware and network to software, which are sometimes too much to see. However, such a wide range of projects is deliberate.
At this year's World Mobile Communications Conference, Facebook announced a series of new partnerships and projects to expand existing projects.
In addition, Facebook is public.Express Wi-Fi ServiceNew partners include Coll C of South Africa, Vodafone of Ghana and Globe of the Philippines. Previously, the company has found partners in India, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia. Express Wi-Fi's philosophy is to work with Internet service providers and mobile operators to help them build Wi-Fi businesses and provide tools for local entrepreneurs to bring network access to their neighborhoods.
As far as open source projects are concerned, Facebook announced on Monday the launch of Magam, a new open source platform that allows operators to deploy mobile networks more easily. Partners in the Magma project include Telecom Spain, which is using Magma in Latin America, and BRCK, which is using it to test run a new LTE network in Kenya.
Terragraph is one of Facebook's most successful open source infrastructure projects, designed to help bring high-speed network connectivity to urban and suburban communities. Currently, the project is being piloted in Athens, Greece, and Curitiba, Brazil, and has been implemented on a large scale in Cannes, Ohio, Penang, Malaysia, and Alameda, California.
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