This company wants to provide free Internet at all Lagos bus stops

Episode 145 November 14, 2022 00:51:38
This company wants to provide free Internet at all Lagos bus stops
Techpoint Africa Podcast
This company wants to provide free Internet at all Lagos bus stops

Nov 14 2022 | 00:51:38


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Chimgozirim Nwokoma Oluwanifemi Kolawole Bolu Abiodun

Show Notes

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Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we have Ayowande Adalemo, Founder of Atmosphere, speaking with our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul.

The discussion touches on the company's plan to distribute free WiFi to Nigerians, how they hope to succeed where others have failed, the motive behind this move and much more.

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00:00 - Intro
02:11 - We meet Ayowande
02:28 - Comparing Africa to the rest of the world
04:13 - What is Atmosphere?
05:55 - How do you make a profiatble business with free WiFi?
07:44 - Why have others failed with free WiFi?
11:38 - Home or public places?
15:19 - Isn't this competition for telcos?
17:42 - Won't the ads be annoying?
19:51 - How do you reach people without smart devices?
21:36 - Solving the lack of infrastructure problem
25:19 - Getting government funding
31:29 - What's the future of infrastructure building in Nigeria?
35:36 - Will there be room for local players?
38:13 - Navigating the cost of deploying infrastructure
40:53 - Collaboration between the private and public sector in Nigeria
47:07 - What is the value Atmosphere is bringing?
48:21 - When is Atmosphere coming?

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Public Internet access as a means to deepening Internet penetration in Nigeria

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