Networking & Connectivity

Supporting the social network through data networks

Underlying our applications are networks at scale, bringing more people online to a faster internet.

Networking is fundamental to the large-scale, distributed systems that power the family of Meta products that are used by billions of people. Our researchers focus on making innovative and scalable networking technology by rethinking traditional approaches and designs and collaborating with research and open-source communities to develop an ecosystem of open hardware and software. This also includes applications of related disciplines, such as machine learning, optimization and algorithmic theory, and formal verification to the networking domain.

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

For our non-research activities, visit the Meta Connectivity website.

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