Google in collaboration with UBA has launched a Wi-Fi service for customers. The collaboration is part of Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in public places. The project is designed to provide customers access to free internet connectivity within and around 11 branches. The aim is to facilitate their day-to-day businesses and activities, while ensuring unhindered connectivity.
Speaking during the official launch on Wednesday, the company’s Executive Director/ Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chuks Nweke, expressed excitement over the collaboration. According to him, the move would go a long way to present opportunities far beyond the imagination of both organizations.
Also speaking, Google’s Nigeria Country Director Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor said;
With the help of our partners, we are offering high-quality internet access in heavily-trafficked areas like airports, markets, malls and bus stations throughout the country, especially in areas where there were no internet connections before.
Even with the amazing progress on expanding mobile internet, we are finding that public Wi-Fi remains a crucial step in getting free, high quality internet to everyone.
The service will be available to about 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019. The free Wifi service will be available to users and customers, at 11 locations. This includes; UBA Bank Road, 810-811 Bank Road, Daleko; UBA Matori, 21 Fatai Atere street; UBA Surulere, 152 Ogunlana Drive; UBA Allen, 13 Allen Avenue, Ikeja; UBA Tisco Plaza, Alausa; UBA Apapa, 11-13 Warehouse Road, Apapa; UBA Marina, 55 Marina, Lagos Island; UBA HQ, Broad Street, Marina; UBA Lekki Admiralty; UBA Oke Arin and UBA Aspamda Plaza, Trade Fair.