Google’s solution for Nigeria’s poor bandwidth connection

10/11/2018 9:50:00 AM

Tech giant Google has opened five new Google Stations in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub. The launch in partnership with Nigeria’s fiber network provider, 21st Century Technologies, is part of Google’s plan to offer millions of Nigerians access to internet services across different places in the country.

Google stations are to provide fast and reliable internet access to users at no cost to over 10 million people in the state. The Google Stations were opened in five strategic locations: Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village, MMA2 Domestic Airport Terminal and Landmark Event Centre in Lagos

A report by VenturesAfrica describes Nigeria’s internet as “sickly”. Nigeria’s Internet speed ranked 114 out of 143 countries while Kenya with the internet speed at 12.2Mbps is ranked as the highest in Africa. Nigeria internet speed which is 3.9Mbps also falls below the global standard of 7.2Mbps.

Further reading on venturesafrica.com

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