Google in collaboration with Kenya’s Wananchi Group and Aptilo Networks recently announced the launch of Wazi Wi-Fi, a high-speed wireless broadband network in Nairobi, Kenya. For now the service is available around “Junction” area of Nairobi.
The service is free for the first ten minutes of use per day. Users can afterwards purchase a single day pass for Shs.50 per device and Shs.500 for one month per device.
According to Wananchi Group’s CEO, Richard Bell, “We are having discussions with local businesses to explore expansion plans. We see big opportunities in using WiFi technology for mobile data offloading and providing high speed unmetered access away from home. The African region has always been ahead with mobile data services, and the rapid uptake of newer affordable smartphones and tablets keeps driving up the demand for data capacity on the move.”