Google’s Free Wifi launched in Nigeria

Google has introduced its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos.

The company’s country director in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, declared, “It is live in some locations already like the MMA 2, Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village and the University of Lagos.”

Ehimuan-Chiazor also confirmed that Google is open to collaborate with partners within the telecoms space, adding that it has already launched the Google Station with Nigeria’s largest fibre network providers, 21st Century.

She further said, “We are launching Google Station in Nigeria and we are open to working with partners within the telecoms space; telecom operators and ISPs. We’re kicking it off with a partnership with 21st Century to launch Google Station in Lagos.”

According to her, the free Wi-Fi service will be introduced in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019. The new features include Google Go which will allow web pages to be read out loud while highlighting each word so users can follow along. Others include: YouTube Go where users will be able to browse downloaded YouTube Go videos, saved as .yt files, right from the gallery on their phones, Google Maps Go and Android Go.