CWC and Face­book Col­lab­o­rate to Of­fer Free Wi-Fi in the Caribbean

The Star (St. Lucia) - Life Begins 2 Nite - - NEWS -

Ca­ble & Wire­less Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (CWC) to­day an­nounced a unique part­ner­ship with Face­book that will of­fer cus­tomers a sim­ple, per­son­alised way to ac­cess free Wi-Fi.

The Face­book Wi-Fi so­lu­tion helps im­prove the con­sumer hotspot lo­gin ex­pe­ri­ence by pro­vid­ing a quick and sim­ple way for con­sumers to ac­cess Wi-Fi by log­ging in via Face­book, as well as giv­ing lo­cal busi­nesses more op­por­tu­ni­ties to connect with their cus­tomers.

Cus­tomers con­nect­ing to a CWC-pow­ered Wi-Fi net­work in par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­ca­tions will be able to open their browser on any mo­bile de­vice or lap­top to a ‘Face­book check-in page’. Af­ter log­ging in, cus­tomers will be di­rected to a lo­calised Face­book Page, where they can re­ceive the lat­est in­for­ma­tion about the busi­ness host­ing the Wi-Fi ser­vice.

“At CWC, a key part of our Fixed-Mo­bile Con­ver­gence strat­egy is to en­able our cus­tomers to ac­cess the in­ter­net wher­ever they are and on what­ever data en­abled de­vice they hap­pen to be us­ing. Face­book Wi-Fi will en­able a fric­tion­less lo­gin ex­pe­ri­ence in hun­dreds of CWC wire­less hotspots across our mar­kets and drive the best pos­si­ble mo­bile in­ter­net ex­pe­ri­ence,” said James McEl­vanna, CWC VP of Prod­ucts.

Aruna Bharathi, Mo­bile Part­ner Manager at Face­book, said: “Not only does Face­book Wi-Fi al­low cus­tomers free Wi-Fi in a cost-ef­fec­tive way, but it pro­vides lo­cal busi­nesses with new tools to en­gage their cus­tomers on­line and gen­er­ate value for their prod­ucts and lo­cal economies, re­sult­ing in a win-win for all.”

The first CWC mar­ket to launch with Face­book Wi-Fi will be LIME Bar­ba­dos in Q1 2015.

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