The Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and CBC Netcomms has launched Nigeria’s first street WiFi network in Lagos, in order to boost service quality in bank.
According to a statement, the ‘Stallion Hotspot’ is the bank’s initiative to allocate free and fast wireless internet connection for residents, visitors and commuters on and around Admiralty Way, Lekki in Lagos.
The Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie- Ekaidem, while speaking on the launch of the hotspot, said: “In this mobile age, we need to stay connected to loved ones, businesses and the world in general. Therefore, Union Bank customers can carry out their transactions in real time via Union Mobile.
“Stallion Hotspot is another simpler and smarter solution to help our customers and communities do more of what matters while on the go, he said.
Also speaking at the launching was Sales Manager of CBC Netcomms, Olu Fadairo, who described the Stallion Hotspot as a unique solution, saying it has been deployed in an uncontrolled, open-air environment and is arguably the first metro WiFi service in West Africa.
According to Fadairo, with all innovations, they will continue to optimize the service and will be available to support users.
However, he noted that “New Stallion Hotspot users are required to login and register, after which they are prompted with a text message to their registered phone number with a one-time password (OTP). Returning users simply log in with their registered email address and password to access free connectivity,”