9th October 2020, Kathmandu
WorldLink announces partnership with Facebook Connectivity to deliver fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi in Nepal.
WorldLink provides public Wi-Fi services to users through thousands of hotspots across Nepal using Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform.
WorldLink Communications Ltd., the largest internet service provider (ISP) in Nepal, has announced a partnership with Facebook Connectivity to provide fast, affordable, and reliable Wi-Fi service to its users. Through this partnership, WorldLink is using Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to build, operate, and grow WorldLink’s existing Wi-Fi operations in Nepal.
Express Wi-Fi enables WorldLink to strengthen and support 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots out of its existing 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Nepal. This partnership has already served more than half a million users and will enable WorldLink to sustainably expand public Wi-Fi services across Nepal.
“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 the internet,” said Mr. Dileep Agrawal, Managing Director, WorldLink. “The Express Wi-Fi platform will improve our public Wi-Fi service and contribute to our vision to connect everyone, anywhere, all the time with fast, reliable, and affordable internet services.”
“High-quality internet access is an essential ingredient to ensuring access to jobs, education, healthcare, and more,” said Karan Khara, Director – Mobile Partnerships at Facebook. “With the Express Wi-Fi platform, WorldLink is able to sustainably expand its Wi-Fi coverage in Nepal, enabling more people to get online. We look forward to our continued partnership.”