Facebook OpenCellular & The Future of Wireless Internet

Posted by Alex Misevski on November 10, 2016

Facebook recently launched a shoe-box sized internet platform that can be mounted on a tree, street lamp, or telephone pole that’s robust enough to survive harsh weather conditions. Also known as OpenCellular, it’s one of the many research outputs from the tech giant’s Open Compute Project (OCP).

Its mission is to provide open source server, storage, and data center hardware that’s efficient and scalable. OCP is a non-profit organization composed of industry leaders from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Seagate, Dell, and Ericsson, just to name a few. Recently, financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America joined the foundation, and all are working together to create better designs that are free for all.

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Topics: OpenCellular, development, Web access