Facebook, through its Internet.org initiative, has launched its low-cost Express Wi-Fi service in India.
The company also announced a partnership with Airtel to launch 20,000 hotspots in the country.
Express Wi-Fi is part of Facebook’s global initiative to spread Internet connectivity, which offers affordable Wi-Fi bundles to subscribers.
It is designed to complement mobile data offerings by providing a low-cost, high-bandwidth alternative.
Anyone can access the Express Wi-Fi network by signing up with an Express Wi-Fi retailer and purchasing a daily, weekly, or monthly data bundle at a rate set by Facebook’s partners.
The Express Wi-Fi price plans will cost Rs10 (R2.13) for 100MB of data per day, and go up to Rs300 (R63.81) for 20GB per day.
Express Wi-Fi is currently live in five countries: India, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Indonesia.
“We can’t wait to work with our partners to continue expanding Express Wi-Fi across the world,” said Facebook.