What’s a Social Media Week without a reliable free WiFi?
by FRANK ELEANYA
March 5, 2018 | 5:18 pm| | | Start Conversation
As the Social Media Week Lagos (SMWLagos) wind to a close on Friday, that was when I noticed for the first time that the free WiFi that powered most of my stories of the sessions was actually provided by MainOne. All I had to do to find out was look at the gate pass that has hung round my neck for past four five days.
This is actually the third year that MainOne is providing internet connectivity to participants at Social Media Week Lagos. The company has been the exclusive technology partner of the week-long event since 2016.
Speaking to the company’s communications representative later, I was told that as part of partnership targeted at delivering true value to the organizers and event guests, MainOne designed and installed an advanced managed WiFi solution at the event venue. The WiFi provides about 1Gbps data capacity unhindered and free to users throughout the facility and for dedicated livestreaming of the event.
The Social Media Week was broadcasted on different online mediums throughout the five-day period. In fact, its two hashtags #SMWLagos2018 and #SMWLagos were among the top ten trending topics on Twitter.
Tope Ashiru, head of Marketing at MainOne, described the event as an industry platform to help people and businesses connect and share trends, ideas and inspiration focused on improving better efficiency in a hyper-connected world. According to him, MainOne’s continuous support for Social Media Week Lagos, underscores its belief that with the right connections, businesses can be catalysed and industries are transformed with huge benefits for the economy.
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