Google Launches Free WiFi Hotspot Network To 10 Millions Nigerians

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Google in Partner with Nigeria In Launching Free WiFi Hotspots On Thursday. This are part of Google effort to increase the presence in Africa’s most populous nation.

Google will make available free Wi-Fi facilities in about 200 sites in Lagos and five other states in Nigeria between now and 2019. Google Station is a service that allows Google partners to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by providing software and advice on hardware to turn fibre connections into Wi-Fi.

According to Google Vice President Anjali Joshi said Google was doing this because the Internet has the potential to completely transform Africa… “We are rolling out the service in Lagos today but the plan is to quickly expand to other locations,”

In Addition, 10 million Nigerians, including Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are expected to benefit immensely from this project. The other states are Kaduna; Port Harcourt (Rivers state); Ibadan (Oyo state); Enugu and Abuja.

 

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