Google to launch free fast WI-FI in South Africa

Google is bringing Google Station, aiming to provide fast WIFI to everyone, to South Africa. The platform which makes it easy to roll out safe and protected Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by providing its partners with software and hardware support

Google works with network operators, fibre providers, system integrators, and other partners to offers its Google Station Wi-Fi service across the world and offers monetization opportunities to its partners by displaying advertising to people who use these hotspots. 

Google Station is already available in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, and Brazil – and the company is aggressively growing its footprint across the world.

Google South Africa spokesperson Mich Atagana said they believe in the importance of access in Africa and would like to expand Google Station to other African countries.