Business

Connectivity is not a luxury, it’s a right. Why everyone deserves access to the Digital World

Think about your day-to-day online experience. Are you streaming Netflix on your home Wi-Fi? Do you think twice before showing your friend a new Youtube clip. Maybe online access is the lifeline of your business. Or maybe it’s your lifeline, period. Think about what you do online—socializing with friends and family, keeping up with news and pop culture. While many of us in the United States and other countries have the technical and financial ability to shop online without leaving the house, billions of others rely on free WiFi hotspots and pay-as-you-go plans to get online at all. Reliability and…

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Engineering

Representing Mobile Connectivity Consumption on the Stellar Blockchain

Mobile connectivity is not an object we can hold in our hands. It is a service provided by Mobile Network Operators (MNO) in the form of radio wave allocation, bandwidth and consumption over a defined period of time… Or at least this is the way it is currently being sold to consumers. OXIO’s vision is that connectivity should possess a raw form, much like a currency that can be sold, traded, lent, gifted and consumed. For telecom actors to adopt such a protocol, we need a data store that can be trusted by all. We chose the Stellar blockchain for…

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Business

What purchasing mobile connectivity is like for most people

OXIO wants to make mobile data cheaper for everyone. Furthermore, we want anyone in the world to be able to get connected at anytime. In Mexico for example, and just like in Columbia, Indonesia or most nations in the world, mobile internet is still far too expensive for the majority of the people. To better illustrate our point, we have collected the experience of Emmanuel, a Colombian national who regularly has to go to a store to “top up”. We hope that a real world experience such as his helps illustrate why OXIO was created. Emmanuel owns a mid-range Android…

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