04 September 2020
Cassava Fintech International (CFI) and Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) have joined forces to develop a service aimed at accelerating digital and financial inclusion in Africa.
Through the newly launched Sasai WiFi Finder, the partners plan to establish an expansive network of data access points across the continent and build ‘Africa’s Missing Network’ by partnering with broadband providers, internet service providers and local community hubs.
The service, which is set to be rolled out across thousands of hotspots across Africa, can be accessed through an intuitive and easy-to-use in-application feature on the Sasai super application, where users can identify hotspots where they can access affordable data.
“We designed this service to be as easy-to-use as possible. A smartphone user will get free connectivity on-the-go through accessing the Sasai WiFi Finder network to download the Sasai application and gain access to a wide range of in-application services,” said Sasai chief operating officer Tapera Mushoriwa.
Once users have registered and opened the Sasai application, an automatic notification pop-up alert will show available Sasai WiFi Finder hotspots nearby.
“They also receive additional services, such as distinct indoor and outdoor WiFi hotspot markers, directions to WiFi hotspots, session use, range and signal strength details, making it easier than ever before for African users to access the internet,” Mushoriwa added.
The Sasai WiFi Finder will allow greater connectivity in a variety of locations, including retail, healthcare, education, government and small business trade facilities, as well as access to social, entertainment and on-demand services offered on the Sasai super application, including Sasai Moments.