28 March 2017

Kenya: Surf and Facebook to Officially Launch Express Wi-Fi in Kenya Tomorrow

Surf and Facebook will officially launch Express WiFi by Facebook in Kenya tomorrow in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County.

"Kenya is ranked in the top five countries in Africa with the highest internet penetration, but its reach is still concentrated in the cities and larger towns and the cost remains a barrier for many Kenyans," read the press invite citing a reason why Kenya was a suitable location to launch Express Wi-Fi after previous launches in Uganda, Nigeria and India in 2016.

'Express Wifi' by Facebook, is a joint project with Surf, and Internet Solutions. Express Wi-Fi went live in Nairobi and its environs in February.

During the launch tomorrow, among the key attendees will be Mark Summer, CEO, Surf.co.ke, Richard Hechle, CEO, Internet Solutions, and Uche Ofodile, Regional Head Africa, Express Wi-Fi by Facebook.

Just like Google's Project, Project Loon, Facebook's Express Wifi seeks to take the internet to the rural and remote areas, to help reach the 3.5 billion people in the World that remain unconnected to the internet.

The Express Wifi has a 10-day offer where users access 100MBs free daily package after which they are required to top up through recharge agents recruited in areas where it is available.

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