Swift Network has lunched a free broadband WiFi service called Red Cheetah. This Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) gives you access to a world of free, fast, secure, and reliable internet service while on the go or at your favourite hangout spots. For your next gigabyte fix, this high-quality broadband service is not only completely free of charge to the subscriber but has no download limits.
The service does not require any modem to be accessed in public spaces and can be accessed via any WiFi-enabled device like smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.
The company plans to establish 10,000 WiFi hotspots across Lagos State with two million estimated daily users and making it easy to use. Users can register as many devices as possible and each device is entitled to a 1GB data cap daily.
Lagos has been chosen as a primary test location to refine the product before branching out to other states in Nigeria and Africa.
The Chief Executive Officer, Swift Network, Mr Charles Anudu, during the unveiling of the service said the service would be pushed out through a new brand under the stable of Swift Networks called ”Red Cheetah”.
“The Red Cheetah is expected to help deepen Nigeria’s broadband penetration and aspiration for universal access to greater social equity and inclusion.
“The service follows the Swift tradition of demystifying and making technology to work for Nigerians so that they can hook up to the digital world to explore, work and entertain more effectively.
“This cutting edge service model will rapidly be extended to more cities in Nigeria and the continent,” he said.
Anudu said as regards the security of the service, users access would be enhanced by Red Cheetah app, which would establish a distinct and secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to the internet for each device on the platform.
“We are happy that everything about Red Cheetah is Nigerian and this shows that we can achieve when we commit to solving the problems of our society, taking our context into consideration.
“Our plan is to roll out Red Cheetah hotspots in Lagos which will be the largest Wi-Fi footprint anywhere in Africa and will cover many verticals including schools, airports, buses, taxis, shopping malls, anywhere Nigerians need research, catch up on work.
“This revolutionary service powered by Swift is fast, secure, reliable and supported by legendary sponsor brands with strong commitment to corporate social responsibility to Nigerian,” he said.
Anudu said that Red Cheetah hotspots went live in Lagos earlier this month at certain locations like in over 200-BRT buses, some Tastee Fried Chicken, Eko Hospital and is still ongoing to meet the 1000 target in Lagos.
He said that for an outlet to have the service, it had to attract 20 people with smart device on a daily basis. He urged users not to decline on the adverts that take place in the service, so as not to be cut off.
To gaining access to this free browsing service, Subscribers only have to download the Red Cheetah app on the Android Play Store and register. Windows and iOS versions of the app will be available in the next 3 months.
Android users can download the Red Cheetah app from google play store or by clicking HERE.