Google Nigeria’s Head of Partnerships for Next Billion Users, Saidu Abdullahi, said that the launch was in partnership with Backbone Connectivity Network, an integrated communications and data management company.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Google launched Google Station at three sites, including Wuse Market, Enab Plaza and Banex Plaza.
This is to kick off the rollout across the northern part of the country.
“Google Station is a simple set of tools to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots and aims to bring more people fast and reliable Wi-Fi in more places where they spend time, like bus stations, shopping malls, airports and public transit stations.
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“WiFi is available free of charge and partners leverage Google Station’s business model, which enables venues, system integrators, businesses and ISPs with access to fiber to setup, maintain and monetise their Wi-Fi networks.
In July, Nigeria became the first West African country to have Google Station. Lagos was the first state to go live and at the time, Google said its free Wi-Fi will reach 200 locations across 5 cities by the end of 2019.