Facebook to use BSNL’s backhaul bandwidth for its Express Wi-Fi service

Facebook to use BSNL’s backhaul bandwidth for its Express Wi-Fi service

NEW DELHI: Social networking major Facebook on Wednesday partnered with state-run telco BSNL to get backhaul bandwidth at preferential rat to push its efforts to drive Express WiFi service in the country.

Under this MoU, BSNL is going to provide backhaul connectivity to various ISPs being served by Facebook through Express WiFi service.

Facebook is already working with Bharti Airtel to deploy fibre connectivity backhaul in Uganda.

Facebook had earlier this month had tied up with Bharti Airtel to deploy 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country to offer affordable internet services through the Express Wi-Fi service over the next few months.

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