The project is an engineering-focused initiative that is bringing operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators and other technology companies together, the company said in a post today.

"Every day, more people and more devices around the world are coming online, and it's becoming easier to share data-intensive experiences like video and virtual reality. Scaling traditional telecom infrastructure to meet this global data challenge is not moving as fast as people need it to," wrote Jay Parikh, global head of engineering and infrastructure at Facebook.

"We know there isn't a single solution for this, and no one company can tackle the problem alone. Driving a faster pace of innovation in telecom infrastructure is necessary to meet these new technology challenges and to unlock new opportunities for everyone in the ecosystem," Parikh said.