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WordLink, the leading ISP of Nepal is going to provide free WiFi inside Dasarath Rangashala Stadium in partnership with Facebook. The public WiFi connectivity is called as Express WiFi by Facebook, which helps telcos/ISPs to provide reliable internet connection. Considering the SAG games, Worldlink has been installing the required equipment inside the Stadium which is the main highlight of the whole Game. Find more information about the free express WiFi brought by WorldLink below.
Facebook has started collaborating with the local telecom service providers or Internet service providers to solve internet connectivity issues globally, with express WiFi. This service is now available in 8 countries with only two countries in Asia: India and Nepal. As per Facebook, they have made the express WiFi coverage available in three areas: Kathmandu, Bharatpur and Madhawaliya.
As known, WorldLink is just medium for the connection, while Facebook owns the whole platform to manage and grow the WiFi network.
Not to forget, the Stadium will also host the SAG Football game, for which the craze in Nepal is astounding. It is because Nepal has not hosted any football game over the last few years as the Stadium was damaged by Earthquake. It will be the rebound of the one and only stadium of this kind in Nepal, with the South Asian game.
Considering the huge spectators inside the stadium, they have provided free WiFi to improve people’s experience of the internet connection. As a lot of people these days share photos, videos from such a huge event, it is difficult to get the required speed in the crowded areas from a cellular mobile network. So, the WiFi will definitely help to improve the connectivity speed and even offload such cellular networks.
As known, they have installed around 80 such Wifi Hotspots in the Stadium. They are also going to provide 3 Mbps each to the hotspot which can connect up to 300 people at a time. Although there is no limit on the time, you can use up to 1 GB data for a day.
Worldlink has the largest free Wifi network in Nepal covering major areas like restaurants, tourist places and more. Worldlink had also installed and operated the free WiFi service by the Kathmandu Metropolitan in many areas. This may be the reason for their ability to partner with Facebook for this sort of WiFi service. As per more information, the free WiFi service is also available in all of the venues of the SAG games. The official statement of Facebook on the express Wifi is that connectivity provider here in Nepal is from Picosoft.
WordLink has also planned to set up more than 10,000 free WiFi hotspots in Nepal, within a year. As they have recently got an investment from UK CDC group, it will help them expand to more areas of the country.
In a separate Project, NTA is planning to provide Free Wifi in the tourists and religious places of Nepal. They expect to complete the project within six months of the contract.
Worldlink has a friendly system of its own to connect to the free Wifi. They have been implementing the same in all of their Free WiFi hotspots. This process is also similar to that of their free Wifi available in other places.
We have jotted down the process to connect your phone/device to the Free Express WiFi.
WorldLink has become the largest ISP of Nepal with 316,000 subscribers, almost all with a Fiber connection. Recently they were awarded as the highest taxpayer in the IT segment. With their growth, they plan to invest in more of the digital ecosystem here in Nepal.
Tell us what do you think of the Free WiFi in the Stadium, brought together by Facebook and WorldLink? If you have used it, tell us your experience, speed, performance and more.