Fiam WiFi, one of Nigeria’s newest telecommunication companies, is set to provide affordable internet services for all, via hotspots, with deep concentration to high density lower income areas and rural communities.
Fiam WiFi was licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2018 after meeting the basic requirements.
Experts believe technology advancements over the last five years have made deploying and maintaining public Wi-Fi networks easier and less expensive than mobile and LTE operators’ networks.
But Akin Marinho, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Fiam WiFi, said in a statement made available to DigitalTimesNG that the emerging telecoms giant is equipped with the best and latest facilities along with its team of experts and professionals set to provide the best uninterrupted and cheapest internet services for all.
“No doubt, with our formidable tech team, Fiam WiFi is deliberately established and is out to resolve hitches impeding usage of internet in Nigeria,” he said.
Marinho, according to the statement, further disclosed that after its historical launch in Ajegunle, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State, the team has painstakingly put together roadmap for its roll out plans in phases.
According to him, Amuwo Odofin, Alimosho and Apapa will be covered during phase one, while Surulere, Lagos Mainland, Oshodi and Isolo are billed for the second phase.
Shomolu, Mushin, Kosofe, Ikeja and Agege are scheduled for the third phase and Ifako Ijaye, Lagos Island, Badagry, Ikorudu and Ojo will be added in the fourth phase of its roll out plan.
“As part of our goal to make internet usage accessible to all, the Fiam WiFi team has been in discussion with a number of state Governments to offer state-wide internet by creating a hybrid network using different technologies.
“We also engage in other related services which include provision of enterprise solutions to multi-tenant buildings and corporate clients. And we are also in advanced discussions with a number of educational institutions to provide campus wide coverage,” he noted.
On the emerging telecoms giants’ consistence in the market, Marinho explained that Fiam WiFi network is strategically built to hold concurrent users of about 10% of the population of every designated community/area with provision of a dedicated amount of bandwidth to accommodate respective sizes.
“This is in addition to our community-driven policy via the company’s members of customer engagement and maintenance teams who will be sourced from all communities of our coverage areas,” he said.
While disclosing the company’s plans to compete in the tough and highly competitive market of internet providers, Marinho revealed that Fiam WiFi’s pricing is its unique selling point adding that the pricing is targeted at making low income earners have access to fast and reliable internet services at affordable price.
He said that Fiam WiFi’s unique selling point comes with unbelievable cheapest and affordable subscription plans for the average Nigerian who earns the proposed minimum wage per month and low income earners who make up the majority of Nigerians.
“The data pricing is simple clear and transparent and starts at N400/1GB at 40 kobo per mb. In addition, the data prices come with one simple condition – no validity or expiration period, unlike other providers where subscribers, for instance, may get 100mb with a day or specific time validity period – Fiam WiFi do not restrict usage period of data subscription.
“A fast affordable and reliable Internet service should be for everyone and not restricted to higher income earners or to highbrow areas,” he noted.
Marinho further pointed out that expanding broadband access in every country is key to accelerating progress towards the goals of ensuring that everyone – wherever they live, and whatever their circumstances – has access to the benefits of broadband.
“A solution to this imbalance of supply and demand is to create Wi-Fi hotspots that are reliable, easy to install and above all, affordable to the masses.
“Fiam WiFi’s ambition is to create access to high speed internet for all irrespective of ethnicity, class, gender and age. It intends to drive down this digital inequality and ensure that Nigeria’s young and growing population is ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” he expounded.
Netzplan Resources Ltd trading as Fiam WiFi is a Lagos based startup, revolutionizing the Wi-Fi market.
Founded in Nigeria in 2018, the company’s express objective is to provide fast, affordable and reliable mass market connectivity by building public WiFi hotspots in high density lower income areas.
Fiam WiFi’s ambition is to create access to high speed internet for all irrespective of ethnicity, class, gender and age.