Social networking site Facebook has launched its express Wi-Fi internet service in India today ie Thursday, after doing beat testing for nearly a year. This service will be available in Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya through 700 hotspot nowadays. Facebook has partnered with 500 local entrepreneurs who will sell these services through physical and online vouchers. The cost of the voucher will be 10-20 rupees per day and 200-300 rupees per month.
Facebook had talked about providing Internet in some of the rural areas of India last year. Right now, the company has introduced Express WiFi for this service in India. Under the express WiFi project, the aim of Facebook is to provide Wi-Fi hotspot at low prices in rural areas.
Facebook has had a great deal of frugality for its free basics plan before. However, in February last year, India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had banned Facebook’s Free Basics Internet Service App.
There will be no limit or restriction of per day in Facebook’s express Wi-Fi. How much internet users can use. Users without limit will be able to take advantage of internet at the speed of 10 Mbps.
Chief Operating Officer (India and South Asia) Ajay Puri says that we are happy that we have been successful in providing high speed data to users across India at a low cost. He said that we believe that by bringing these Indian users online, we are helping to empower millions of Indians by contributing to the government’s Digital India Vision.
Along with this, the company has partnered with Bharti Airtel to launch 20,000 hotspots in India. Express WiFi consumers will be able to get data in affordable price for the convenience of Sharp Internet, which will help in accessing Internet and Express WiFi networks through digital vouchers.
In addition to the partnership with Airtel, for the express Wi-Fi, the company has partnered with ISP Airjaldi in Uttarakhand, LMES in Rajasthan, Tikona in Gujarat and Shaildhar in Meghalaya.