4 Things To Know About Google Station In Nigeria
The next time you hear that Nigeria has over 190 million population, think of money.
Have you at any time dreamt of an era where internet service will be available at no cost?
That is what Google plans to do with its Google Station that would make Wi-Fi facility available to about 5.26% of the nation’s population.
According to a top official of the company, it chose Nigeria because the country is an important market for Google and the largest market in Africa - population.
Here are four things you should know about this Google Station.
1. Free Wi-Fi
There will be about 200 free Wi-Fi facilities in Lagos and five other states in Nigeria between now and 2019.
The other states are Kaduna; Port Harcourt (Rivers state); Ibadan (Oyo state); Enugu and Abuja.
2. 10 Million Nigerians To Benefit
Get ready for you could be one of those 10 million Nigerians that would benefit from the service. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are expected to also to benefit immensely from this project.
3 Locations In Lagos
The project is in partnership with 21st Century, a leading ISP in Nigeria. Four of the Stations, including Local Airport, Landmark; The Palms and Ikeja City Mall, went live on Wednesday.
Nigeria is the fifth country to launch Google Station, following India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand.
4. Opening Digital Economy To More Nigerians
Google’s Country Director, Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the move was to ensure that more Nigerians participate in the digital economy.
There is a plan to roll out station to as many public locations as possible, including markets, malls, bus stops, city centres, and cafés, universities so that people can have a consistent Wi-Fi experience during their daily routines.
Will this make telecommunication companies reduce the cost of data? Is this a big competition coming?
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