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Zuckerberg tracks early success with Internet.org

Matt Hamblen | March 3, 2015
Zuckerberg said Internet.org, a collaborative effort between Facebook and telecommunications providers, is operating well in four African nations as well as Colombia and India.

In Paraguay, after just a few months, Internet.org has increased the use of data by 30%, while in Tanzania interest in Internet.org has helped create a ten-fold increase in smartphone sales, according to Mario Zanotti, senior vice president of operations at Millicom.

Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor Group, said if the trend with Internet.org continues, "this means growth for the ecosystem in the long run."

 

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