A walk at the computer village Alausa (Shopping Complex) Airport and Palms, there come lot of Google staff helping residents to set up their free Wi-Fi on their devices.
The search engine giant noted that it would be launching broadband internet facilities across major cities like Lagos, Onitsha Port Harcourt and others as announced a couple of months ago.
Google has lived up to its promise to bring this internet free of charge thereby reducing the operational cost for Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in these aforementioned cities.
The search engine Country Director, said the free Wi-Fi service will be extended to 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019.
The other locations across five additional cities are Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Ibadan.
The 6 public locations you can get the free internetARE Unilag,Computer Village,Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Ikeja Mall,The Palms, Lekki and Landmark Center, Oniru
Etimes report a dealer of fairy used devices names EMEKA Chinedu was elated when contacted. he has lot lamentations to make and hear her, “I spend so much on data that is not even reliable, I have tried almost all the telecommunication firms but their data are just razz. I sell gray or fairly used devices and most times customers do want upgrade of their phones and we do download firmware. With the telecommunication firms’ data bundle which is pretty expensive, one gig is about N1, 000 and I can use up to 3 Gig a week; you can imagine the expenses that I have. These have reduced the level of profitability of my business.”
With Google antecedents, we can say that it would be a success unlike other firms that tried to key into the smart city project by the Lagos State Government, though they couldn’t sustain it. With Google Wifi, this has brought respite for businesses in Ikeja. The Google Wi-Fi locations are Ikeja Computer Village, Alausa (Shopping Complex) Airport and Palms, with other locations coming up. Onitsha and other cities like Port Harcourt would join the race to becoming truly “smart”.