The company’s country director in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said this on Thursday at the second Google for Nigeria event, which took place in Lagos.“It is live in some locations already like the MMA 2, Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village and the University of Lagos (UNILAG),”
she told Channels Television.
She also stated that Google is open to collaborations with partners within the telecoms space, adding that it has already launched the Google Station with Nigeria’s largest fibre network providers, 21st Century.“We are launching Google Station in Nigeria and we are open to working with partners within the telecoms space; telecom operators and ISPs.
“We’re kicking it off with a partnership with 21st Century to launch Google Station in Lagos,”
Google Station’s speed of 30 megabytes per second (Mbps) is above Nigeria's average internet speed of 1.86 Mbps.
Google says it is launching a search experience in Nigeria that allows users to explore health conditions based on symptoms, as well as recipe search for anyone who needs a little food inspiration.
The company said the developments are aimed at helping more Nigerians and Africans, benefit from the opportunities the web has to offer.
It also made other announcements which included an update of several products from its “Go” initiative, which were launched last year.
The Go product suite aims to give people with low bandwidth connections and low-RAM devices the best possible Google experience.
The new features include Google Go which will allow web pages to be read out loud while highlighting each word so users can follow along.Locations to access the Google public WiFi
2. Computer Village
3. Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 4. Ikeja Mall
5. The Palms, Lekki
6. Landmark Center, Oniru
The free Wi-Fi service will be launched in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019.