Togolese govt launches network of national public Wi-Fi hotspots
13 April 2018
Agence Ecofin writes that the government of Togo this week launched a network of public Wi-Fi hotspots with the ultimate aim of blanketing the nation with high-quality internet connectivity, as it looks to bolster the country’s internet penetration rate.
In the first phase deployment, the Ministry of Posts and Digital Economy is targeting the capital Lome, where it will establish ‘broadband spaces’ in public plazas, public institutions and around monument areas. The initial areas include the Carrefour Deckon, the port area, the University of Lome, Independence Square, and at a number of hotels, bars and restaurants, where Togolese can surf the WWW for XOF200 (USD0.37) per hour and XOF800 for five hours.
Going forward, the government intends to extend Wi-Fi hotspot coverage to other areas, such as the cities of Aneho, Tsevie, Kpalime, Atakpame, Sokode, Kara and Dapaong.