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Google, HSBC back initiative to provide internet access to ‘other 3 billion’ people

Google has joined hands with HSBC and cable operator Liberty Global to support a group called O3b Networks , which stands for the ‘other 3 billion’ people who do not have internet access.

O3b Networks seeks to provide cheap, high-speed internet access via satellite to millions in Africa, Asia and other emerging markets where it is not commercially viable or practical to deploy a fibre network.

Google has joined hands with HSBC and cable operator Liberty Global to support a group called O3b Networks , which stands for the ‘other 3 billion’ people who do not have internet access.

O3b Networks seeks to provide cheap, high-speed internet access via satellite to millions in Africa, Asia and other emerging markets where it is not commercially viable or practical to deploy a fibre network.

“The information gap is very real and clearly whatever we can do to close it must be encouraged,” South African finance minister Trevor Manuel has said. “Information is power and it supports democracy and it supports decision-making.” [Source: Economic Times ]

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