Google Station public wifi goes live in Nigeria
Google Station, the web giant’s public wifi service, has gone live in Nigeria. Google will partner with local service providers for infrastructure and locations while it offers a cloud-based platform and devices to provide and manage hot-spots. Google Station will be available in malls, airports and schools. The service is operating in four locations in Lagos, and will be expanded to 200 locations across five additional Nigerian cities—Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, Ibadan—by the end of 2019. Google Station’s speed of 30 megabits per second (Mbps) far exceeds the 1.86 Mbps average internet speed in Nigeria, according to a UK analytics firm Cable. Google Station is also available in India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand.