Elon Musk, co-founder of Paypal, announced this week that he has a plan bring Internet access to the next 4 billion. After Internet.org drones and Google Loon balloons, the founder of Tesla’s electric cars wants to use a fleet of microsatellites to provide Internet everywhere in the world.
Week in, week out, we get the confirmation that bringing Internet access to everyone in the world is catching the attention of the most influential new tech companies and their iconic founders. After Mark Zuckerberg, very active on the internet.org front, Elon Musk enters the race and, we must admit that, unlike other projects, the more people involved in such a challenge, higher will be the chances to achieve it.
However, the project, as described by Paypal’s founder in interviews seems, once again, a heavy one that will require infrastructure investments, set ups, tests and official authorities seal of approval. In other words, no matter the means, drones, balloons or satellites, these projects will take time….And meanwhile, the next 4 billion have urgent and growing needs for mobile or wireless internet connection now !
To boot, the smartphone user market has moved from early or informed adopters to a mass usage that implies that the newcomers and the majority of users have little new tech awareness. For all those people, connection actions need to be straight forward, simple and quick.
That’s why we developed Be-Bound technology. With Augmented Connectivity, smartphone users and IoT have constant connectivity even in the most remote locations. Be-Bound acts as a connection lifeline, compressing data so that it works on every network, and takes up less space than rivaling information. This ensures that data traveling via Be-Bound always gets through, no matter the network, and no matter the network quality. When higher networks are saturated, down, or unavailable, Be-Bound reroutes the information onto the 2G-SMS networks.