This would come as a great news to the numerous number of internet users in Nigeria especially residents of Abuja. The technological giant of our time, Google has launched its free public WiFi initiative called Google Station in The federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.
We will like to inform you that this is the second city in Nigeria that this awesome google initiative has been launched. The first city is Lagos, Nigeria.
Google describes its free WiFi Station project as a program aimed at providing high quality, high-speed WiFi hotspots in the designated areas.
The FCT has now been added to the Google Station global map, isn’t this great???
It will interest you to know that Google Station is available in 5 countries now, namely Indonesia, India, Mexico, Thailand and Nigeria.
The Google Station launched in Abuja, free WiFi hotspots can be found in public places like Wuse Market and Banex Plaza.
Abuja Google Station is in line of achieving Google’s aim of boosting connectivity in Africa which will include efforts to provide WiFi to Nigeria. In 2019, Google will unveil about 200 hotspots zones (places like transportation hubs, shopping malls and universities in five cities across the country). This is part of a broader push to bring Nigeria online.
The WiFi is available free of charge and partners leverage Google Station’s business model, which enables venues, systems integrator, businesses and ISPs with access to fiber to setup, maintain and monetize their WiFi networks, as stated by the Company.
As stated by Saidu Abdullahi, Google Nigeria’s Head of Partnerships for Next Billion Users
“Google Station is part of our vision to provide fast and affordable WiFi to our next billion users. Now, users in Abuja will experience high-quality connections to Internet in airports, malls and universities. We want to expand to new high-traffic venues to help more people get online, and we’re looking for strategic and forward thinking partners to work with on this effort”.
No wonder we all love and use Google.
Stay tuned for more updates.