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Hughes, Facebook Connectivity Launch Wi-Fi Hotspots in Chile

By | January 11, 2021

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Hughes Network Systems revealed last Friday the launch of Hughes Express Wi-Fi in Chile. Each Hughes Express Wi-Fi hotspot uses Hughes’ satellite connectivity and Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform.  Hughes Express Wi-Fi hotspots are already available at more than 1,500 sites across Latin America including in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Perú.

Each hotspot includes a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) for satellite internet and Wi-Fi equipment that uses the Express Wi-Fi platform from Facebook Connectivity, which helps service providers build and operate their Wi-Fi business.

“Service providers and telecommunications integrators in Chile can now join us in supporting local communities throughout the country,” said Vinay Patel, senior director, International Division at Hughes. “The combined Hughes and Facebook Wi-Fi solution is a powerful and affordable way to bring much-needed, high-speed Internet access to Chileans everywhere, even in places where cable, fiber and cellular service are unreliable or simply not available at all.”