• Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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FiamWiFi targets 50,000 low-income consumers with community WiFi

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Over 50,000 residents at Obalende, Ijeh Market, and Dolphin High Rise areas of Lagos would benefit from a community WiFi network FiamWiFi is installing in Ikoyi Obalende LCDA.

The company in a statement disclosed that the project is a partnership with the LCDA and is aimed at providing affordable internet connection to residents living with the focus communities. There are over 200,000 people living in the area and FiamWiFi expects to service at least 50,000 of them.

“With millions of Nigerians pricked out of the data market by incumbent operators, we are pleased to partner with Ikoyi Obalende LCDA to provide free and paid-for internet service to the residents of Ikoyi Obalende LCDA,” Akin Marinho, founder and CEO of FiamWiFi said in a statement.

The company is looking to gain adoption for the service with low pricing at N200 for 1GB of data without validity or expiration period. Users of the WiFi hotspots will have at least 3Mbps of internet speed depending on the device they are using. Along with public WiFi hotspots, FiamWiFi also has an enterprise business that targets the more affluent parts of LCDA. This category of users can have access to unlimited service for N18,000 per month.

“This further drives my administration’s success in our five focus areas of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) particularly Target 9c to significantly increase access to ICT and provide universal and affordable access to the internet,” Faud Atanda-Lawal, executive chairman of Ikoyi Obalende LCDA.

FiamWiFi has first launched a community hotspot at Ajeromi Ifelodun where it succeeded.