Who We Are
Be-Bound optimizes existing networks to bring constant connectivity to all Android smartphones and IoT devices, enabling coverage for 95% of the world’s population without the need for any additional infrastructure investment. This technology is made for corporations, governments, mobile network operators, and developers to connect the unconnected, immediately.
Be-Bound believes constant and affordable connectivity are key to unlocking the economic potential of hundreds of millions around the world. Bringing balance into this world of inequality starts by bridging the digital divide and connecting the unconnected to the mobile internet networks that power modern economy -from electricity and financial services to social networks that enable knowledge and economy sharing and e-government’s services that reinforce democracy and social justice.
To The Last Mile
A focus on getting to the last mile is one way of meeting our aspiration to “leave no one behind”. With this at heart, Be-Bound developed a far-reaching technology which allows the people covered by the GSM network (95% of the population) to access and use their mobile apps even without Internet.
We strongly believe in the frugal innovation philosophy: make more out of what is already available. We innovate using the existing networks and infrastructure. This means no infrastructure investment for an easy-to-deploy technology that gets more people covered instantly.
Inclusive growth is the only way to change things for the long term We aim to create local value, hiring local talent and enabling them to express themselves through equal partnerships. Through dedicated relationships with local players, we learn from each other to build a more participatory economy together.
Be-Bound was created as a solution to a global challenge which remains a reality for billions of people : connectivity. Sometimes asking a simple question can lead to disruptive change. In this case, our founders asked, “why could a phone call work nearly anywhere, while emails could only be received in limited areas? If a text could be sent, why not an email?” From these questions, a technology was developed which would utilize all existing networks from GSM to 4G and bring constant connectivity to the last mile.
In 2011 the solution became a reality, making mobile connectivity on all networks possible, no matter their quality. A revolutionary frugal innovation was born; a social tech company against the Digital Gap.
After starting out developing mobile apps, Be-Bound now focuses on offering our patented Augmented Connectivity to businesses worldwide.
In 2017, our SDK was released, giving developers access to Be-Bound’s technology and allowing the creation of apps that work without the Internet. With inclusive growth at heart, Be-Bound is dedicated to “Dor2Dor”, a major project in Africa that is creating a new logistical system for deliveries in the Ivory Coast. The project gathers the efforts of our partners, including Qwant, what3words, La Poste CI, Deloitte, and Sycapay among others.
The company won prizes such as Best Startup in 2016 for its fast growth and disruptive technology connecting the unconnected.