Nigeria: BCN, Google launch free Wi-Fi in Abuja
London, Jan. 5, 2018 (AltAfrica)-In its effort to provide wide internet connection in Nigeria, the Backbone Connectivity Network, in partnership with Google, has launched a free, high-speed and public Wi-Fi hotspot in Abuja.
The connectivity was launched in three strategic parts of the FCT, including Wuse Market, Emab Plaza and Banex Plaza.
Its CEO of BCN, Ibrahim Dikko, emphasised the societal impact of the BCN-Google partnership to bring free Wi-Fi to consumers.
He recalled how some young wheelbarrow pushers in Wuse market were excited to learn about free access to the internet on their devices.
He stated that BCN is working with Google to activate more sites in Abuja and the Northern Region in 2019.
According to him: “We strive to bridge access gaps by providing the requisite infrastructure, one that can yield the quality of service the customer desires and one that enhances Digital Inclusion.”
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the BCN owns and operates a network of over 2,000 km of fibre optic broadband cable having the largest broadband infrastructure in Abuja serving telecommunication operator’s, Telcos, Network Broadband Carriers, Internet Service Providers, ISP’s, business enterprises and retail households.
BCN was also selected by the Kaduna State government to build fibre metropolitan broadband communications networks in the three key economic zones of Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan respectively, including Northern Nigeria’s first Tier III Data and Co-location Center in Kaduna town.