Swift introduces free Wi-Fi in Lagos, targets 1000 hotspots

Swift Networks, a telecommunications company, has introduced a free broadband Wi-Fi service to residents in Lagos metropolis.

The Wi-Fi service is targeting 1,000 hotspots within the next six months.

The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Charles Anudu, unveiling of the service in Lagos said the service will be pushed out through a new brand called “Red Cheetah”.

Anudu said that Red Cheetah hotspots went live in Lagos earlier this month at certain locations like in over 200-BRT buses, some Tastee Fried Chicken (TFC) outlets, Eko Hospital and is still ongoing to meet the 1000 target in Lagos.

He said that for an outlet to have the service, it had to attract 20 people with smart device on a daily basis

He explained that roll out of Red Cheetah hotspots in Lagos which will be the largest Wi-Fi footprint in Africa, will cover many verticals including schools, airports, buses, taxis, shopping malls, as well as, anywhere Nigerians need research, catch up on work.

“The Red Cheetah is expected to help deepen Nigeria’s broadband penetration and aspiration for universal access to greater social equity and inclusion.

“The service follows the Swift tradition of demystifying and making technology to work for Nigerians so that they can hook up to the digital world to explore, work and entertain more effectively.

“This cutting edge service model will rapidly be extended to more cities in Nigeria and the continent,” he said.

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