WorldLink Communications, Nepal’s largest ISP, has announced a partnership with Facebook Connectivity to provide fast, affordable and reliable Wi-Fi services to its users. Facebook Connectivity’s free Express Wi-Fi service has already been implemented at 7,500 of WorldLink’s existing 10,000 access points in Nepal, providing services to more than half a million users and enabling the ISP to further expand its Wi-Fi services across the country.
Dileep Agrawal, Chairman and Managing Director of WorldLink, commented: ‘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 … 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.’
Karan Khara, Director of Mobile Partners at Facebook, added: ‘High quality internet access is an essential ingredient to ensuring access to jobs, education, healthcare and more. 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.’