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Swift Network begins deployment of 10,000 Wi-fi in Lagos Red Cheetah campaign

Leading internet connectivity solutions provider, Swift Networks, is set to colour Lagos with cloud enhancing services as it plans to wire the mega city with not less than 10, 000 wi-fi hotspots between March and September.

The deal, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Charles Anudu, will be driven by partnership with leading global brands.

Whereas the service rollout will be free at designated places in the state, the scheme tagged Red Cheetah, was a new brand under the networks, and will be supported by advertising revenues from leading global brands and partners.

He said the service which will be limited to Lagos during the pilot runs, would among other things, bridge communication divide.

Coming as a way of deepening the nation’s push for broadband penetration and aspiration for universal Internet access for greater social equity and inclusion, “Red Cheetah which is going to be activated by the installation of modems at designated places including schools, open markets, restaurants, airport, buses, shopping malls, bars, among others, will change user experience”.

Anudu averred that prospective users would have to download the Red Cheetah app, for Android free from Google Play Store or www.redcheetah.net and complete a mandatory one-time online registration process.

According to him, users are allowed to register multiple Android devices as every device must be independently registered to access the Internet via Red Cheetah.

Already, the Red Cheetah Service has gone live in parts of Lagos including MMA2, Hard Rock Café, Shiro restaurant, Festival Mall, some Tastee Fried Chicken and Bukka Hut outlets, 250 BRT buses, Eko Hospital and in over 200 BRT buses.

Business Hilights gathered that subscriber base of Swift Network is currently on the excess of 200, 000 users in Nigeria, and hopes to connect two million people at the spots on a daily basis.

Anudu revealed that Swift Networks will be offering 30 gigabytes per month, which translate to one gigabyte daily, for a start.