Facebook Brings Express WiFi To India, Partners With Airtel For 700 Hotspots

Called Express WiFi, the new programme, which is a follow up of the banned Free Basics platform, ties up with entrepreneurs to help them set up public WiFi hotspots and helping them provide internet to a lot of citizens in poor or no connectivity areas — the “intent” behind Free Basics platform.

“It is similar to the cybercafe model that thrived around a decade back,” Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research said. He added that if the programme is successful then it will contribute to PM Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative.

[Hindustan Times]

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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global, Organizational Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. He also serves as Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an Global,Award-Winning, Independent Digital Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm. To read more about him, click here.


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