Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Philippines a successful test bed for internet.org initiative with Globe Telecom partnership

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg keynotes this year’s Mobile World Congress with the theme “Creating What’s Next”. Zuckerberg is joined by renowned technology journalist David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World”.

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As one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcases the Internet.org initiative and how the Philippines has been a successful test bed for free Internet access with its partnership with Globe Telecom. Screen shot from Mobile World Live stream.

In his speech, Zuckerberg’s shared his vision of a connected world through his pioneering project Internet.org which was launched last year. Zuckerberg showcases Facebook’s partnership with Philippine mobile operator Globe Telecom, the first in the world to provide Free Facebook access to its millions of customers.

“Internet.org is a partnership, it’s an industry coalition working together to make the internet and the different parts of it more efficient. For everyone to have access to it for a really affordable price or free is the real goal for basic internet services. In the Philippines, for example, we’ve been working with Globe, and what we’ve seen in the Philippines is the number of people who are using internet and data has doubled. It’s a homerun, it’s going really well. We delivered this product, where basically, in partnership with them [Globe], there’s free basic services with upsells. We’re starting off with Facebook and Messenger, the next version we’re going to do is more basic services,” shared Zuckerberg in his keynote. Read more about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Philippines a successful test bed for internet.org initiative with Globe Telecom partnership

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