Hughes and Facebook Launch Hotspots to Promote Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Latin America December 03, 2019 Connecting the Unconnected , Company News false Hughes recently announced the launch of Hughes Express Wi-Fi in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, supported by the Facebook Express Wi-Fi platform. Hughes Express Wi-Fi empowers merchants in small villages and towns to offer affordable Internet access to their customers on a prepaid basis, employing a solution that combines a Hughes satellite VSAT and Wi-Fi equipment with Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi platform. “Our combined turnkey solution enables local merchants to manage their own hotspots and sell affordable Internet service to people everywhere,” said Vinay Patel, senior director, International Division at Hughes. “This exciting partnership with Facebook opens up a large market opportunity to expand HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service while supporting local communities throughout Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.” “Express Wi-Fi supports the Facebook Connectivity mission to bring more people online to a faster Internet,” said Paul Monte, technical program manager, Express Wi-Fi, Facebook. “We’re excited to partner with Hughes given the great potential to connect rural communities across Latin America by leveraging both Hughes satellite technology to reach underserved areas and the Express Wi-Fi platform to offer an end-to-end software solution for the network operators, local retailers, and Internet users.” Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi is a platform that helps service providers and mobile network operators build, operate, grow, and monetize their Wi-Fi business in a sustainable and scalable way. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (45) Satellite is Essential (40) Company News (39) JUPITER System (28) HughesNet (23) HughesON Managed Networks (17) SD-WAN (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (11) Interoperability (11) Podcast (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs Innovations that Changed the Industry: The Two-Way VSATFeb 22, 2021 Audio Podcast Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network SystemsFeb 17, 2021 EM Weekly Podcast Episode: When Disaster Strikes, Staying Connected MattersFeb 19, 2021 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for LeadershipMar 24, 2021 Hughes “Digital Workers” Improve Field Service and Customer ExperienceMar 24, 2021 Related Posts See All Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 2021 HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More Places May 07, 2021 SSPI Event Explores Tomorrow’s $1.3 Trillion Space Economy May 03, 2021 Hughes Employees Who’ve Shaped an Industry April 12, 2021 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for Leadership March 24, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.