Lagos suburbs including Ajegunle, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin are expected to have WiFi services. The service, which is being championed by Fiam WiFi is expected to come in phases with focus on high-density, low-income areas and rural communities to provide affordable and reliable connectivity for the mass market.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fiam WiFi, said the firm will install hotspots across the state. He disclosed that the firm has started with 25 hotspots in Ajegunle with plans to install another 100 over the next six months.
According to him Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho, and Apapa will be covered during the first phase. Surulere, Oshodi, and Isolo are billed for the second phase. Shomolu, Mushin, Kosofe, Ikeja, and Agege are scheduled for the third phase and Ifako Ijaye, Lagos Island, Badagry, Ikorodu, and Ojo will be added in the fourth phase of its 18 month rollout plan. Emphasizing that access to affordable connectivity should be for everyone.
Marinho explained that the Fiam WiFi network will be strategically built to hold concurrent users of about 10 per cent of the population of designated communities. The company has partnered with Dolphin Telecom and Vodacom who provide broadband speed bandwidth.
He also stated that as part of the company’s community-driven policy, customer engagement and maintenance teams will be sourced from residents of the communities it serves, thereby creating employment opportunities for many. In addition the company has partnered with the local government to provide WiFi hotspots in every primary school in Ajegunle.