Posted by Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos | 11 June 2015 | 3,076 times
Residents and visitors to Lagos State will now have access to super-fast internet in public places, following the launch of ultra-high speed Wi-Fi service by Airtel Nigeria, one of the leading telecommunications service providers in the country.
The company says that with this launch, residents and visitors to Lagos will be able to connect wirelessly to the internet through their smart phones, tablets, laptops and other smart devices. It stated that, the aim is to enhance customers’ data experience in Lagos
The service is available to all mobile phone users irrespective of their Network and as part of the incentives; Airtel also offers free 15 minutes per month to every user. Already, Wi-Fi hotspots have been deployed to Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island and Alausa Shopping Mall, Ikeja.
Speaking about the initiative, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa, described the service as a major milestone in the company’s effort to strengthen its relationship with customers.
“This service is designed to delight our customers with ultra-high speed internet service. We want to connect with them in smarter and rewarding ways, to fulfil their communication needs.”
He pointed out that as an innovative company, Airtel will continue to redefine the telecoms landscape with revolutionary products and services that will provide rewarding experience to its customers.
“Our mission is to enrich the lives of Nigerians through the provision of exceptional experience and the introduction of this service is an attestation of our commitment,” he said.
He noted that at full implementation, the service will be rolled out in malls, airports, universities and other areas of public interest in other major cities in the country.
To enjoy this service, customers will need to purchase data bundles which are categorised into five time-based bundles; 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours and five hours respectively.
The bundles can be purchased using Airtel recharge cards and debit cards while Airtel subscribers can buy bundles with their airtime. The service, which is also aimed at promoting the use of internet, will provide customers wider opportunities to connect with friends, family and business associates.
•Photo shows Airtel Nigeria CEO Segun Ogunsanya.
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