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Facebook, Airtel Africa partners to provide Free Basics across 17 African nations

Internet.org may, or may not, be the next big thing but Facebook is surely on its way to do something big and of course, bright.

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced FB’s partnership with Airtel Africa in order to provide Free Basics Internet Service across 17 African nations through Internet.Org. The project will take off during March 2016. During the announcement, Mark also referenced Facebook’s ‘satellite deal’ for sub-Saharan Africa, scheduled to kick start in 2016.

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HedwigOwl1064d ago

I don't know but I don't like this idea of free basics. It's like they'll give us a free grape and charge much more for every other fruit than they cost when they came together in a fruit basket (which included grapes too)!