Facebook partners with Cell C, Globe Telecom to expand Express Wi-Fi
1 March 2019
Facebook announced a partnership with Cell C, Globe Telecom and Cambium Networks to launch its Express WiFi service in more countries. Express Wi-Fi is part of Facebook’s global initiative to spread internet connectivity, and offers affordable Wi-Fi bundles to subscribers. It is designed to complement mobile data offerings by providing a low-cost, high-bandwidth alternative. In a press statement, Facebook said its latest Express Wi-Fi partners include Cell C in South Africa, Vodafone Ghana, and Globe Telecom in the Philippines.
With Express Wi-Fi, Facebook works with internet providers and mobile operators to help build and grow their Wi-Fi businesses in a sustainable and scalable way, the company said. Cambium Networks said its also expanding its collaboration with Facebook to drive the Express Wi-Fi service. The company is integrating Facebook’s self-organising mesh access technology into its cnPilot portfolio of indoor and outdoor of Wi-Fi Solutions.