Skyroam SIMO vSIM App Approved by Indonesian Government, Expanding Access to Mobile Internet
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2018--Skyroam ( www.Skyroam.com ), a leading global mobile data technology and service company, has launched the SIMO vSIM app, a revolutionary mobile phone app that gives users instant access to affordable mobile data without physical SIM cards. While some regulators may be intimidated by new technology, Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information for the Republic of Indonesia, examined and recognized the benefits that SIMO and vSIM technology bring to the local wireless industry, businesses and citizens. Rudiantara understands that Indonesia must adapt quickly to keep pace with growth. In 2017, Indonesia had 133MM internet users (+45MM vs. 2016), 91% accessing via mobile device, and is #3 country for time on social media. Fast, reliable and affordable mobile internet is an increasingly loud demand of the Indonesian people.
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Skyroam CEO Jing Liu (left) with Minister Rudiantara (right). (Photo: Business Wire)
After an in-depth review, Rudiantara assessed that SIMO, powered by vSIM and the Skyroam network, could accelerate government programs, especially those supporting accessibility and penetration of mobile internet. “The Ministry of Communication and Information concluded that SIMO’s technology and business model comply with existing regulations and legislation. We are pleased to have SIMO launch first in Indonesia,” Rudiantara explained.
For its Indonesia launch, Skyroam partnered with Wiko to pre-install the SIMO app onto new Tommy 3 smartphones, so customers can access affordable mobile data without SIMs or carrier plans. Customers power on their phone, open the pre-loaded SIMO app, choose a data package, and connect! The launch of SIMO, expected to be on 200MM phones by 2020, supports large scale internet expansion to millions of Indonesians who are kept in the dark and out of the market today due to expensive internet.
The Skyroam SIMO app helps mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual networks operators (MVNOs) expand their footprint by significantly reducing cost and time of customer acquisition. Other businesses benefit too, including content providers who will reach new audiences through SIMO’s democratization of data.
“We are thrilled by the enthusiastic support of the Indonesian people and government. We will partner closely to build new industry standards with the government and local operators. Through our work, SIMO will advance telecommunications in Indonesia and accelerate internet penetration,” said Jing Liu, Skyroam CEO. “The success in Indonesia paves the way for SIMO to scale to similar countries, opening internet access to millions more.”
About Skyroam: Skyroam was founded by technology innovators who identified a common pain-point among travelers: getting fast, secure, and reliable mobile internet abroad. Therefore, Skyroam developed and patented its virtual SIM (vSIM) technology, which delivers on-demand local wireless data around the world. Skyroam’s vSIM technology also provides global mobile data to IoT and M2M. Visit www.skyroam.com for more information and connect with @MySkyroam on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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