Mobile operator Grameenphone has recently partnered with Facebook to launch Facebook Free Basics for its users in Bangladesh.The partnership will enable more people to come online and use basic internet services for free, said a GP news release.
Free Basics by Facebook provides people with useful internet services on their mobile phones for free. The web sites are available without data charges, and include content on things like news, employment, health, education and local information.
As a result of this partnership, GP users will be able to take full advantage of Facebook’s Free Basics service, which will allow them not only to get comfortable to the internet, but will also allow them to establish initial connection with the information superhighway for free, the release said.
‘Grameenphone is delighted to partner with Facebook and provide Free basics to our users as we believe this partnership will help break two key barriers to internet adoption — Pricing and Relevant content,’ said Yasir Azman, chief marketing officer of Grameenphone.
‘We are excited to make the Internet available to millions of people through the launch of Free Basics with Grameenphone,’ said Anna Nygren, Growth Partnerships head of APAC at Facebook.