Following the successful launch in Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya, the free web service, Internet.org has been launched in Malawi.
With the launch, TNM and Airtel users in Malawi can now have access to free basic Internet services, and the Internet.org app now available to 1 billion people.
In a Facebook post announcing the launch, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg revealed: “We just launched Internet.org in Malawi, giving people on the TNM and Airtel Malawi networks access to free basic Internet services. With this launch, Internet.org is now available to more than 1 billion people around the world.
Giving people free access is the right thing to do. We will keep connecting more people and more countries, and we won’t stop until every person in the world can connect to the Internet.”
Launched in August 2013 in partnership with Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Microsoft, Opera Software, Reliance, and Qualcomm, Internet.org provides free Internet access to Wikipedia, job listing sites, weather report sites, sports, news sites, Facebook and Facebook Messenger.