on February 29th, 2016

Facebook has announced their new project that will see tech companies and internet service providers all over the world linking arms to bring the world of virtual reality - and other services that might require the internet - to life. The project they're calling the Telecom Infra Project will be an engineering team effort that will "reimagine the traditional appraoch to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure."

Global connectivity is one of the aims of the project, recruiting a list of providers to kick start the project. The notable preliminary contributions coming from companies such as:

  • SK Telecom
  • Africa Mobile Network
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Nokia
  • Intel
  • T-Mobile

"“Every day, more people and devices around the world are coming online, and it’s becoming easier to share data-intensive experiences like video and virtual reality,” said the head of engineering and and infrastructure at Facebook, Jay Parikh. 

Parikh further said that the world needs to speed up on innovation in telecom infrastructure so that the new technologies emerging operate fully and "unlock new opportunities for everyone in the ecosystem." 

These announcements were made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which has produced a lot of chatter about 5G internet speeds and the internet of things that will connect the world's appliances to the internet. 

For more information on the project feel free to visit their website 

 


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