Express Wi-Fi By Facebook Partners With Tizeti to Expand Coverage in Nigeria

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Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Nigeria has partnered with Tizeti Network Limited, a fast growing Wireless Internet Service Provider in Lagos, to expand its services in Nigeria, in the coming months.

The Express Wi-Fi by Facebook service, which was formerly powered in Nigeria only by coollink.ng, is a public Wi-Fi hotspot which is focused on areas with a large population, like markets, bus stops, places of work, and outdoor spaces.

The package which is said to be fast is also relatively cheap, with bundles ranging from 100MB at N50 to 10GB at N2,000.

According to Nairametrics, presently available in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, India and Indonesia, Express Wi-Fi by Facebook’s collaboration with Tizeti is expected to increase the hotspots across the Nigeria, in the near future, fulfilling the plans of the two parties to make internet reliable and affordable for everyone.

With the expected increase in hotspots, the service which is still being approached tentatively by Nigerians may get more users, as the proximity of hotspots may have been a hindrance to interested patronisers.

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Also, the pricing will no doubt be a major advantage to Nigerians, with 10GB going for N2,000 (or even N1,900 with some vendors). Nigerians are always looking for the better option, and if Express Wi-Fi for Facebook sticks to its promise of speed and reliability, it can be sure of Nigerians loyalty. It just needs to fix up hotspots close to the customers.

The present rally for more internet access will no doubt lead to more exposure for Nigerians, although the country leads in internet usage already. This partnership might also cause a reduction in price from the major mobile operators and service providers, as Nigerians will no doubt shift in loyalty, and they may need to reduce prices to remain a competition.

Despite these possible outcomes, this partnership will definitely achieve the aim of Express Wi-Fi by Facebook to reduce barriers to connectivity, giving more people the opportunity to connect and build communities.


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