Fiam Wi-Fi has expanding its use of Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to Ajegunle, a suburb of Lagos that is densely populated with lower-income earners.
The initiative is supported by Facebook Connectivity as part of efforts to boost internet access across Lagos, Nigeria.
Over the next three months, Fiam Wi-Fi will roll out additional Express Wi-Fi services in some of the most deprived communities in Lagos – including Makoko, a community built partly on stilts across the Lagos Lagoon and Naty Village, both fishing communities without any public infrastructure.
Akin Marinho, Founder and CEO, Fiam Wi-Fi, said: “With millions of Nigerians unable to afford connectivity, we are pleased to provide 1GB of data for N200 (US 50 Cents) without validity or expiration period. Our mission as a company is to connect 50 million more Nigerians to the internet over the next decade.
The Express Wi-Fi platform allows us to build, scale and monetize our business, and lets us focus on delivering on our mission – to connect underserved communities to the internet.”
Express Wi-Fi is a platform developed by Facebook Connectivity that enables partners to build, grow and monetize their Wi-Fi businesses in a sustainable and scalable way while providing their customers with fast, affordable, and reliable internet access.
Adaora Ikenze, head of Public Policy, Anglophone West Africa at Facebook, said: “We are pleased to work with Fiam Wi-Fi to promote digital inclusion in Lagos and beyond by connecting millions to a faster, higher-quality and affordable internet.The Express Wi-Fi platform enables our partners to provide great connectivity when and where people need it.”
Fiam’s expansion has been made possible by Tanaza, the cloud-based network management platform. Tanaza’s intuitive and affordable software has helped Fiam minimize CapEx while maximizing their operational efficiency. Tanaza enables Internet Service Providers to deploy Express Wi-Fi and manage multi-vendor access points in an agile way.
Fiam Wi-Fi (fiam.ng) is a startup Wireless Internet Service Provider based in Lagos, Nigeria, and commenced operations in March 2020.