WorldLink Communications Ltd, the largest internet service provider in Nepal, has announced a partnership with Facebook, or more accurately, Facebook Connectivity, an umbrella platform for Facebook’s global internet connectivity initiatives, to deliver fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi in Nepal.
The partners will using Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi platform to provide fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi service to users, enabling WorldLink to strengthen and support 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots out of its existing 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Nepal. The hotspots serve more than half a million users per month.
Wi-Fi mobility is a value-added service provided by WorldLink, which is exclusive for WorldLink customers only. Currently, it is available in over 10,000 different locations in Nepal, including all major cities. After a basic initial setup on any smart devices, it gets automatically connected anywhere where there is myWorldLink WiFi access available.
“WorldLink has been a pioneer in deploying public Wi-Fi to bridge the digital divide by enabling internet access to users across Nepal, including in some of the most remote areas. The partnership with Facebook and the Express Wi-Fi deployment will give a tremendous boost to this CSR initiative from WorldLink and will help the under-connected and underprivileged to leverage the benefits of internet,” said Dileep Agrawal, managing director, WorldLink.