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Founded Year

1982

Stage

Unattributed VC | Alive

Total Raised

$75M

Last Raised

$75M | 22 yrs ago

About World Access

World Access operates as a global services company providing solutions in customer care to organizations in the travel, financial, health care, and call center industries.

World Access Headquarter Location

945 East Paces Ferry Road Suite 2200

Atlanta, Georgia, 30326,

United States

404-231-2025

Latest World Access News

Israeli Team Leads Facebook Initiative To Help World Access Reliable Internet Faster

Oct 10, 2021

Facebook app on smartphone. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Facebook held a virtual Inside The Lab event last week where the company’s development teams introduced a number of innovative technologies and upgrades to existing technologies that will significantly improve network deployment processes around the world. Facebook’s R&D center in Israel is currently leading some of the company’s most notable connectivity initiatives and developments as part of Facebook Connectivity , a project launched in 2013 to accelerate Internet connections worldwide and bring more people online, particularly those who either don’t have it or have trouble accessing it. Limor Zellermayer, Facebook At the event, developers spoke about one of those initiatives, Express Wi-Fi , a unique management platform that partners with mobile network operators and Internet service providers to help them better provide fast, affordable, reliable, and scalable Internet access. Through this program, service providers partner with local communities and local entrepreneurs to extend Wi-Fi coverage. Facebook helps by providing a comprehensive Wi-Fi platform that partners can leverage to better manage and grow their Wi-Fi offering. “The Internet is an integral part of our day-to-day lives, network connectivity technologies are not keeping up with the demand. The result is that approximately half of the world’s population is left behind, without Internet access or is unable to connect at all. In order for billions of people to be able to access the Internet, various actions must be taken simultaneously, and we must also promote technological advancements to provide everyone with fast, affordable, and high-quality Internet access, “Limor Zellermayer, engineering manager at Facebook in Israel and product manager at Express Wifi, said. “Our work in Israel focuses on improving the availability of fast and affordable Internet access in emerging markets. It is a challenging and meaningful task, which lays the foundation for a more connected world, and assures that everyone will be able to take advantage of the economic, educational, and social opportunities provided by the Internet,” she added. Connecting by land, sea, and air Meanwhile, Facebook continues to help more than 300 million people connect to the Internet, through innovative and existing technologies by land, sea, and air, that aim to significantly improve network deployment processes around the world. The company continues to take part in projects involving subsea cables as part of a continued effort to build infrastructure that carries Internet traffic and helps bring more people online to a faster Internet. The company recently announced its 2Africa  Pearls venture, an underwater cable system that will connect Africa, Europe, and Asia. The company said this extension will bring the total length of the 2Africa cable system to more than 45,000 kilometers, making it the longest subsea cable system ever deployed. Facebook’s 2Africa project connecting Africa, Europe and Asia is the longest subsea cable system in the world. Courtesy. The company’s studies suggest that Facebook’s submarine cable is expected to contribute more than $422 billion to Pacific Asia GDP between 2021 and 2025, as well as generate 3.7 million new employment opportunities in the region. Facebook developers also talked about Terragraph, innovative wireless technology that provides high-speed Internet at fiber speed, without the fiber, over the air. “We don’t operate or deploy networks, so we work with the ecosystem, especially with service providers, system integrators, and equipment manufacturers, to effectively bring Terragraph to market across the world,” said Praveen Sampath, a product marketing manager for Terragraph at Facebook. The technology will be deployed in Perth, Australia — considered one of the most isolated cities in the world and was recently launched in Alaska. Terragraph will be deployed to 6,500 locations in Alaska by the end of this year, and Alaska Communications plans to offer it more broadly soon. In the next few years, Alaska Communications plans to bring this service to additional Anchorage neighborhoods, as well as to Fairbanks, Juneau, and the Kenai Peninsula. Sign up for our free weekly newsletter

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World Access Patents

World Access has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

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Status

3/14/2013

6/28/2016

Acoustics, Radio navigation, Sound, Sonar, Waves

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Application Date

3/14/2013

Grant Date

6/28/2016

Title

Related Topics

Acoustics, Radio navigation, Sound, Sonar, Waves

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Grant

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