Airtel Nigeria, part of Airtel Africa – an African subsidiary of the Indian telecommunications company, has announced it will be launching high-speed Wi-Fi services in public spaces around Lagos. The service will allow people to connect wirelessly to the Internet using their tablets, smartphones and laptops. Each user will be given 15 free minutes of access per month as part of an incentive to sign up to the service.
The Wi-Fi hotspots will be available to everyone irrespective of the mobile phone networks they already committed to. Maurice Newa, the Chief Commercial Officer for Airtel Nigeria “this service is designed to delight our customers with ultra-high speed Internet service. We want to connect with them in a smarter and rewarding ways, to fulfill their communication needs”. The company plans to fully expand this operation in to shopping malls, airports, universities and other popular public areas in Nigeria. They have already implemented the hot-spots in the Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island and Alausa Shopping Mall, Ikeja.