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 (33) Satellite is Essential (31) Company News (30) JUPITER System (24) HughesNet (23) HughesON Managed Networks (16) SD-WAN (15) Community Wi-Fi (13) Satcom (10) Interoperability (10) Cellular Backhaul (10) Emergency Communications (9) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs Can In-flight Connectivity Rival “At Home” Service?Aug 18, 2020 Experts See Backhaul over Satellite as Essential in Reducing Connectivity DivideAug 25, 2020 Two Strategies to Address Top CIO ConcernsAug 25, 2020 Looking for a Clear Path to Better Network Performance, Increased Security and Reduced Costs?Aug 25, 2020 Satellite Delivers Essential Connectivity to Students and Teachers Around the WorldSep 10, 2020 Related Posts See All A Call for Spectrum Reform: An Issue We Can All Stand Behind Jennifer A. Manner, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs October 13, 2020 The Simple Solution for Digital Inclusion September 29, 2020 Hughes Helps Accelerate Rural Connectivity Across Colombia September 24, 2020 Satellite Delivers Essential Connectivity to Students and Teachers Around the World September 10, 2020 Experts See Backhaul over Satellite as Essential in Reducing Connectivity Divide August 25, 2020 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. 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.