Award-winning virtual SIM technology powers world's first enterprise-class global hotspot; Simgo offers mobile network operators a brand-new high-margin business opportunity
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Simgo® the world's only virtual eSIM cloud-platform (vSIM™) for cellular devices, launches its vSIM™ Hotspot at Mobile World Congress. Leveraging its award-winning vSIM™ technology, Simgo's virtual eSIM powers the world's first enterprise-class, compact hotspot delivering seamless mobile internet (3G/4G) anytime, anyplace.
Today's global business and leisure travellers rely on data services on their smartphones and devices, whether at home or abroad. But despite the realities of global travel, road-warriors still lack practical and cost-effective solutions for continuous, reliable data for their smartphones, tablets, laptops or wearables when travelling internationally. Current solutions, such as hotspots with local SIM cards, multi-country SIM cards, or smartphone tethering are generally exorbitantly expensive or have crippling data limitations.
Simgo's latest product launch flips the script for consumers and operators. "Our vSIM Hotspot offers service providers a brand-new high-margin business opportunity. By eliminating the logistical challenges of physical SIMs, Simgo's vSIM Hotspot allows operators to offer continuous, reliable and affordable mobile internet to their customers wherever they may be in the world," said Eyal Shmueli, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Simgo. "Using vSIM to reprogram SIMs dynamically and remotely, Simgo eliminates roaming costs, improves operating efficiency, and opens up new and recurring revenue streams for our partners. We have removed the logistical complexities of managing physical SIM cards that have until now prevented operators from creating a scalable hotspot rental market."
The vSIM Hotspot is Simgo's 4th product leveraging it's proprietary vSIM platform: it joins the vSIM integrated smart-phone covers for Apple and Samsung smartphones, vSIM cloud-platform and vSIM SDK (simgoinside™) for device manufacturers and other IoT players. Simgo announced yesterday that its virtual eSIM SDK is available at no cost to manufacturers, and named industry pioneer Masahiro Inoue, founding CEO of Yahoo! Japan to its board of directors.
Simgo® provides the world's leading cloud-based virtual SIM (vSIM™) platform for cellular devices, developed from its patented and award-winning technology. By moving SIM management to the cloud, Simgo is shifting the paradigms of the mobile world and opening doors to new and exciting opportunities for users, operators, service providers and device manufacturers. Simgo is a 2016 partner in the Intel® Ingenuity Partner Program, "a carefully selected group of startups, chosen for their vision, innovative technology, and potential to create transformative solutions and products." Simgo was awarded the first place in the Mobile Enterprise Innovation category of the 2015 CTIA MobITs awards.
For more information, visit www.simgo-mobile.com