Worldlink Communications Ltd., the leading ISP in Nepal, announced its partnership with Facebook Connectivity to enhance its portfolio. They aim to deliver fast, affordable, and reliable Wi-Fi services in Nepal with this bonding. Worldlink has been providing public Wi-Fi services through thousands of hotspots across Nepal using Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform. Express Wifi supports 7500 live access points of Worldlink’s Wifi- hotspots. They further plan to boost these services by increasing the number of free-wifi hotspots and introducing customizable hotspots. Also, you’ll need to enter the OTP login code one time only to connect to free wifi hotspots. So, the nuisance of going around entering OTP, again and again, will be gone soon too.
“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. Along with that, he also expressed that the Express Wi-Fi platform will improve the company’s public Wi-Fi service and contribute to its vision to connect everyone, anywhere, all the time with fast, reliable, and affordable internet services.
Future Prospects with Express Wifi
Worldlink plans to connect 30,000 locations in Nepal within 2023. In this process, they will be focusing on connecting underprivileged and under-connected areas of the county. They aim to bolster and make connectivity and communication accessible throughout all areas of the country. They also help to ease connectivity for tourists by making it possible for them to get OTP through WhatsApp. In this way, tourists who don’t have local numbers can also connect to public wifi hotspots with ease.
“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. He further added that with the Express Wi-Fi platform, WorldLink is able to sustainably expand its Wi-Fi coverage in Nepal, enabling more people to get online.
Worldlink had just recently completed 25 years of service in Nepal and is also the largest ISP in the country. It has contributed massively to bring innovation and broaden the scope of connectivity in the country. This partnership with Facebook Connectivity again shows the vision the company has been trying to implement. We hope that it is a sign of greater progress and wish them the best in their endeavors.