Tizeti partners with Facebook to expand Express WiFi in NigeriaBérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat - 2 years ago
  • Despite weak infrastructure and poor power supply, Nigeria stands out as one of Africa’s top tech hubs — something that was confirmed last year when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the capital, Lagos.
  • Facebook launched Express WiFi to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world by working with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs.
  • Tizeti already has 60 solar-powered WiFi towers across Lagos, which provide high-speed, unlimited WiFi Internet access to two thirds of the city, according to Tizeti cofounder and CEO Kendall Ananyi.
  • “Even though Nigeria is one of Africa’s most prominent countries, we still suffer frequent electricity outages,” Ananyi said, in an interview with VentureBeat.