9 August 2017

Nigeria: Surfwella, Free Wifi Facility for Nigerian Varsities

Surfwella, a free WIFI facility will be made available in Nigerian universities to give a boost to tertiary education in the country.

According to the Chief Marketing Officer, Surfwella, Olusola Bankole, the free Internet wifi will be launched across the length and breadth of the university campuses in Nigeria.

Surfwella is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of indigenous 4G operator, Cyberspace Network Limited, and a veritable platform for social and cognitive computing.

Bankole disclosed that University of Abuja will be the first beneficiary of the service, scheduled for launch on the campus today.

He explained that the firm is building and will soon unveil the Internet infrastructure they have been diligently working on for the use of the university communities.

He reiterated that the service will be free, "no payment, no subscription, no data purchase, and no need for modems. Free Internet in the most useable form, on wifi," he stated.

He disclosed that the company is planning to build another free Internet infrastructure for Lagos State University (LASU), in the next few weeks, followed in quick succession by College of Agriculture, Lafiaji, and University of Lagos (UniLag).

Bankole disclosed that Surfwella is doing this as a way to give back to the society, "it's our own form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is all about empowering the students to be globally competitive, and access to free Internet is the best way to empower the budding on-coming Generation-Z."

While urging Nigerians, to watch out for more innovation and solutions coming from the firm, the CMO said the company is living up to its name and mission to build and provide the right infrastructure to the business world that will make it easier to do business, and to be globally focused.

He informed that the students of UniAbuja, who are already elated about the development, could not believe that such a feat could be happening during their own tenure.

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