The mobile phone operator, Airtel Ghana, announced a partnership with Facebook in order to offer Internet.org application to its customers in Ghana. Internet.org is developed by the American social network Facebook that gives free access to internet services.
«Our partnership with Facebook that brings its Internet.org mobile application in Ghana gives more opportunities to millions of people to stay connected and enrich their knowledge through Internet» declared Airtel Ghana Executive Director, Lucy Quist.
Airtel Ghana, as several mobile companies based in Africa, modernizes its services these recent years to reach a large number of Ghanaians including those in far distant communities.
« We are proud of having the second largest network in Ghana with the faster 3G experience. With this partnership, it will be easier for people to have access to basic Internet services. We are in the avant-garde of the data revolution in Ghana. Thanks to Internet.org, Airtel customers will be able to have access to a couple of free services in categories such as health, education, communication, employment and local information. We are proud of being part of the presence of Africa on the world map of innovation« , declared very delighted Lucy Quist
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and its new application designer, already noted the importance of this new tool. «No one should have to choose between food or healthcare and access to internet», explains the social network of Mark Zuckerberg that declared to have been working with several partners in order to « develop the technology that reduces the cost of the distribution of data in the world and allows to enlarge the access to internet to unserved communities« , he said.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO