Connectivity

Connecting the unconnected

Our goals are ambitious, deliver internet connectivity to the more than 3.8 billion people who are not yet online.

The Connectivity team at Facebook explores new communication models and technologies in multiple domains, including lasers, terrestrial links, wireless networks and high-altitude platforms. Our team of experts aim to overcome technical challenges, invent new solutions and drastically change the economics of deploying wide-scale internet infrastructure. We work with researchers at universities, government labs and industry to quickly advance these new technologies to become viable solutions for operators and other partners to deploy.

For our broader Connectivity efforts beyond academic collaboration, see the Facebook Connectivity website.

“With about two-thirds of the world’s population not yet online, we want to connect the unconnected. To achieve this, we know we have to break some barriers and create a new set of technologies in the process.” Yael Maguire, Director of Hardware and Engineering Connectivity Lab

Latest Publications

All Publications

WES: Agent-based User Interaction Simulation on Real Infrastructure

John Ahlgren, Maria Eugenia Berezin, Kinga Bojarczuk, Elena Dulskyte, Inna Dvortsova, Johann George, Natalija Gucevska, Mark Harman, Ralf Lämmel, Erik Meijer, Silvia Sapora, Justin Spahr-Summers

Genetic Improvement Workshop - April 29, 2020

Trajectory Optimization of Solar-Powered High-Altitude Long Endurance Aircraft

Jack Marriott, Birce Tezel, Zhang Liu, Nicolas Stier

ICCAR - April 20, 2020

Aeroelastic Preliminary-Design Optimization of Communication Tower Structures

Vishvas Suryakumar, Paul Varkey, Ben Thomsen, Jack Marriott, David Liu, Abhishek Tiwari

AIAA Scitech - January 6, 2020

Gabor Frame-Based Sparsification and Radiation Boundary Conditions for Parabolic Wave Equations

Max Bright, Julius Kusuma, Eric Michielssen

IEEE AP-S/URSI - July 8, 2019

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