The city of Nairobi is home to about six million people, with a good number of them living in informal settlements. The uptown markets are already saturated with broadband internet connectivity.
However, there is little to none ISPs serving the consumers within the informal settlement. Well, except of course mobile service carriers in the form of mobile data, but there is a little footprint of fiber broadband internet.
Well, ISP service poa! Internet who supplies fiber-based broadband internet has partnered with Fon, a global Wi-Fi network which boasts of over 21 million hotspots around the world. To connect people living within the informal settlements in Nairobi and Kiambu with public Wi-Fi connectivity.
Thanks to this partnership, the two companies have already installed over 3,000 hotspots in Nairobi and Kiambu. In regions such as Kibera, Kawangware, Kangemi, Kabiria, Waithaka, Dagoretti, Kiambu, Jamhuri, Racecourse, Githunguri, Ndumberi, Kirigiti, and Ting’ang’a.
Andy Halsall, the CEO of poa! Internet during an interview with a section of the media said: “We realized that if we were truly going to deliver a step-change in access to internet in Kenya, we needed to innovate and build new …read more
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