Business

The Unbundling of Mobile Network Infrastructure Will be a Generational Boon for Mobile Operators … if They Embrace It

While mobile operators have long utilized the partner concept of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) – allowing asset-light mobile operators to rent their network infrastructure and market plans to consumers – the traditional approach has often fallen short. At OXIO, we’ve built a platform that allows any brand who wants to package mobile access as part of its customer experience the ability to instantly become a virtual mobile operator with no up-front investments, no individual licenses, and no carrier or telecom expertise. While we strongly believe our approach delivers significant benefits for both carriers and our customers, this article will…

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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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