Facebook announces the free Express WiFi service across 7,500 locations in Nepal, in collaboration with WorldLink, the largest internet and network service provider in Nepal.
The free Express WiFi service is a part of Facebook collaborating with local ISP across different nations outside of the United States. The goal is to establish strong relationships thereby providing affordable, reliable, and high-speed public Wi-Fi.
Facebook will be providing necessary infrastructures, tools, and software platforms to WorldLink, while the ISP will be using its own access points, network, and bandwidth.
Under this service, you will be able to connect to the free Wi-Fi for 15 to 2 hours duration and reconnect after the completion.
WorldLink has already been providing free WiFi service across 10,000 locations in Nepal. “The collaboration with Facebook will further make the service effective,” said Keshav Nepal, CEO of the company. He added the project to be promoted under social responsibility considering the mandatory KYC policy.
Once you connect to the Express WiFi from a particular location, you get automatically connected to the service in other locations as well. You are required to provide your mobile phone number or the hotspot number in order to register for the service.
WorldLink is looking forward to expanding the service across 30,000 locations in Nepal including the rural ones.
Mr. Amit Singh, Growth Manager at Facebook stated the Express WiFi to shrunken density over the 4G network. He mentioned the cloud-based software system been provided to WorldLink.
Similarly, Mr. Dilip Agrawal, Managing Director at WorldLink said that the company will even provide data service to the customers once the Government of Nepal provides the allocated frequency.