Facebook introduce new features day by day and the users are really happy with the ideas of facebook. Facebook is now testing 'Express Wi-Fi' in partnership with BSNL in rural areas of the country India . By the implementation of express Wi-Fi users can purchase low-cost data packs from local
internet service providers(ISPs) to access fast, quality internet via public Wi-Fi hotspots.
" We are working with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expanded connectivity to underserved locations around the world. We’re currently live in India and are expanding to other regions soon. " Facebook mentioned it in Facebook’s Internet.org page. The Express Wi-Fi empowers local entrepreneurs to help provide quality internet access to their neighbors and make a steady income.
The Facebook did not mention anywhere if the Wi-Fi will provide full internet access or a limited access to few websites or mobile apps etc like its Free Basics internet service. A Facebook spokesperson, He confirmed that the company is currently working with internet service providers to test ‘Express Wi-Fi’ with public Wi-Fi deployments in multiple pilot sites. Also, he told that this Express Wi-Fi program empowers Internet Service Providers(ISPs), Operators and local entrepreneur-retailers to offer quality Internet access to their village area, town or regions.But he did not reveal the locations or whereabouts of the partners in the project, It is the only one issue in the implementation of this project.
The Express Wi-Fi surely benefit for both the businessmen in remote areas as well as Facebook. With the success of this project, The peoples were lived in remote areas can grow in their business and also facebook gets new customers on the platform.
Internet.org is a partnership between Facebook and six other companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Opera Software, Nokia, and Qualcomm) . They make a plan to bring affordable access to selected internet services to less developed countries by increasing efficiency. It was launched on August 20, 2013. Now 40 million people are using internet.org. In September 2015, the app delivering these services was renamed Free Basics.