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Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa| Reuters

Oct 06, 2015    

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France's Eutelsat Communications (ETL.PA) to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa.The satellite, part of Facebook's platform to expand internet access mainly via mobile phones, is under construction and will be launched in 2016, the companies said on Monday. ( satellite, called AMOS-6, will cover large parts of West, East and Southern Africa, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post."To connect people living in remote regions, traditional ...

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