Facebook, the number one social media website on the internet has launched Express Wi-fi on Thursday in India. Facebook had been testing the service since 2015 with various ISPs. The Express Wi-fi service is available through 700 hotspots in 4 states: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand.
Facebook announced that it will partner with Bharti Airtel and will launch 20,000 new Express Wi-fi Facebook hotspots. The Express Wi-fi service will be launched in the country in the coming few months. The express wi-fi service in the four states: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand are enabled by Tikona, LMES, Shaildhar ISPs, Air Jaldi respectively. The Express Wi-fi service is currently operational in five countries: Nigeria, India, Kenya, Indonesia and Tanzania.
Facebook & Airtel Express Wi-fi Hotspots
Facebook has partnered with Bharti Airtel, one of India’s leading telecom companies. They will be launching an Express Wi-fi service and the service will be accessible to everyone. Anyone who wants to access the service can sign up with the Express Wi-fi retailer and purchase a daily, weekly or monthly internet data plan.
People who register will be able to connect with the Express Wi-fi hotspot, register an account, login into your account and then you can use the internet services.
Express Wi-fi Is Something You Must Look Forward To
The Head of Connectivity Solutions, Facebook Asia Pacific said that the Express Wi-fi services has been launched and will be offering high-speed internet at a low cost. People will be able to surf the internet, download and access applications.
He also said that the express wi-fi services will help the entrepreneurs in India offer internet access in their city or town. People will be able to connect to the internet easily and the services will be provided at an affordable rate. The company aims to increase the number of Wi-fi hotspots in the country at a rapid pace. As per TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India), only 390 million people out of 1.3 billion people in India are using internet services. He further said that the service will help build more global communities and they will make sure to expand the Express Wi-fi services across the globe.
Source: NDTV Gadgets 360