Mark Zuckerberg Says: On our journey to connect the world, today we announced OpenCellular â€” an open source wireless access platform to bring connectivity to remote areas of the world.
More than 4 billion people still donâ€™t have basic internet access, and one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to reach remote areas existing infrastructure doesnâ€™t cover.
We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone â€” from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs â€” can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. Itâ€™s about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away.
Along with our solar-powered aircraft Aquila and high-bandwidth laser beams, OpenCellular is the next step on our journey to provide better, more affordable connectivity to bring the world closer together.