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Facebook testing mesh Wi-Fi for underserved communities

Thursday 23 August 2018 | 15:06 CET | News
Facebook revealed that it's working on boosting the quality and scope of its Express Wi-Fi platform and has started developing software that simplifies network management for operators and enables them to deploy mesh Wi-Fi networks. The company launched Express Wi-Fi in India, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Indonesia back in 2016 to help reach 3.8 billion people in the world that are still not connected to the internet. However, local ISPs and entrepreneurs have encountered difficulties managing the many network devices and ensuring the network has adequate and reliable backhaul capacity to the

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
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