ExpressWifi is a Facebook initiative that gives mobile device owners in underserved communities access to fast and affordable internet service through partnerships with local internet service providers. Facebook is also providing a software that’ll help ISPs and entrepreneurs sell or provide internet with a 15% commission on each data sale. It’s already live in India and seems to be doing better than Free Basics did over there.
Set to launch officially in Lagos some time this week, Express Wifi hotspots will have service speeds of 10Mbps with plans ranging from as low as N40 for 100MB daily to N1,600 for 5GB monthly. The Express Wifi hotspots are already live in some parts of Lagos – Ikota Shopping Complex, for instance – and will be rolled out to other parts of Nigeria as soon as the entire Lagos State is taken care of.
So from this, they won’t just be doing Free Basics, they’ll allow you to use fast (no one knows how fast) internet on your mobile in Lagos (and outside Lagos). Internet connections are going to explode. Question is - will you use it? How can you take advantage for your business? Ideas abeg.