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Business News of Friday, 1 February 2019


‘Vodafone express WIFI by Facebook’ to connect Ghanaians to the digital world – Yolanda Cuba

Yolanda Cuba, CEO of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Cuba, CEO of Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Ghana is introducing a new internet solution service for its customers nationwide. ‘Vodafone express WIFI by Facebook’ has been exclusively designed to provide good connectivity to Ghanaians, particularly, persons living in some remote communities where fiber optic cables cannot be deployed.

Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, outdooring the service Friday said the ‘carrier-grade WIFI’ will breach the digital divide and ensure residents of these communities are not isolated.

In line with the vision of the telecommunication company, Madam Cuba added that it is the duty of Vodafone to ignite Ghana to the digital revolution, leaving no one behind.

“As Vodafone, we want to make sure that everyone is connected in Ghana. Our vision is to ignite Ghana to the digital revolution, where everyone will be connected to the internet,” Madam Cuba told journalists at the launch of Vodafone express WIFI by Facebook in Accra.

“We are effectively saying to the communities where we cannot deploy fiber that there is a solution that we can give to you and we are giving connectivity at the cheapest rate in Ghana,” she said.

About 'Vodafone express WIFI by Facebook'

The express WIFI programme, according to the service provider is very affordable and it will help retail entrepreneurs to offer fast and affordable WIFI services at hotspots which will be spread across various communities.

Express WIFI is deployed in countries including India, Kenya, Indonesia, Nigeria and Tanzania.

The technology which is available on WIFI enables devices of customers to connect to the express WIFI hotspot within some communities such as Nima, James Town, Kanda, Pig Farm and Abossey Okine all of which are a suburb of Accra.

No matter which network a customer is on, they can still connect to the express WIFI by purchasing data packs from branded and accredited Vodafone express WIFI retailers in the communities connected.

How to use the Vodafone express WIFI

Connecting to the Vodafone express WIFI service is very simple.

Put on your WIFI on your smart device (phone, laptop, tablet etc) and connect to Vodafone express WIFI hotspot in any express WIFI connected community.

The Vodafone express WIFI portal will automatically open, which you will have to input your mobile number (either Vodafone or any other networks).

An SMS will be sent to the mobile number which the customer would use to log onto the internet to proceed to browse.

Every first-time user will enjoy a jumpstart data of 100MB and can purchase data from as low as GHC1.00.

Data packs can be purchased at the nearest branded and accredited Vodafone express WIFI retailer in your community.