Mashable has reported that Facebook‘s Internet.org project has taken on its biggest market yet.
Internet.org, has been created in an effort to provide free mobile Internet to developing markets, and has recently been launched in India.
Expansion to India has been on the cards for some time after Facebook launched a $1 million fund dedicated to making apps for India at its Internet.org summit in New Delhi last year.
Available in 6 six different Indian states, the service offers users access to a range of healthcare, communication and news services, including Wikipedia, the BBC — and, of course, Facebook.
“Over the last year, we’ve rolled out Internet.org free basic services to countries with more than 150 million people across Africa and Latin America,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s cofounder and CEO, said in a post on his Facebook page announcing the launch.
“More than 6 million people are already connected to the internet who previously weren’t, and we’ve started hearing incredible stories about how the internet is changing lives and communities.
Previously Targeted Territories
Internet.org had previously launched in Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Colombia and Tanzania. India is of particular importance to the company, however, as analysts expect it to surpass the United States as Facebook’s largest market of users in the near future.
Most of the services on Internet.org are available in English and six local languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi — and they can be accessed via the dedicated Android app, the start screen on Opera’s Mini browser or from UCWeb’s popular UC Browser app.
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