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Google announced on Tuesday it plans to launch a network of free Wi-Fi hotspots across Mexico. The move comes as part of Google's effort to improve connectivity in emerging markets and to promote its products.
Google Station, a network of Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations, will be launched in Mexico. Nearly 56 hotspots will be planted and others planned. Google’s initial batch of Wi-Fi zones is scattered across the country
Mexico becomes the third market for Google Station’s after India and Indonesia.
Google sees Mexico as a good entry point for the product in Latin America.
According to reports, Mexico saw a rise in the number of people accessing internet by 20 million in the year 2016 as compared to 2013.
“We are finding that public Wi-Fi remains still a very important way to get online,” Anjali Joshi, vice president for product management at Google noted.
In India, Google Station was launched in 2016 and counts roughly 8 million users a month.
(With inputs from Reuters)