After conquering the web (Facebook is 2 out of 4 internet page loads and growing, and half of the rest are porn or spam), Facebook may now be looking to take on cellphone networks…free internet, anyone?
The Verge reports:
Facebook describes this device as a “software-defined wireless access platform” that can support several different types of wireless networks, ranging from 2g through LTE, while also providing WiFi and voice calls. The box contains two subsystems: General-baseband computing and Radio with integrated front-end, and is designed to be installed in a variety of harsh conditions. The box is run by an open sourced operating system that can be run from a remote location.