Goodbye 2021.Hello 2022.
23 December 2021

Goodbye 2021.Hello 2022.

23 December 2021

As the year draws to an end, our team of global connectivity experts are looking forward - and back.  And, of course, we bring out our annual story about how Santa Claus is the Ultimate Global Roamer using Telecom26’s multi-IMSI global SIM cards to stay connected – and support the world’s most complex delivery operation!

We’ve developed some exciting new plans that will be launching in 2022 including:

  • A Full Mobile Connectivity Plan (including voice). 
  • A Flexi Connectivity Plan also known as Grow as you Go which will give our customers flexible, upfront costs and new upgrade options.

And looking back we’re proud of our achievements in 2021 which include:

  • Our long-term healthcare customer, SystemOne, extending its contract with us to include Angola and Nigeria as well as Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. SystemOne’s e-health programme tests for TB, HIV and COVID using our global connectivity network to transmit and receive results and healthcare plans.  
  • Securing GlobalmatiX as the first customer for our Telematics eSIM Service. Telecom26 was chosen following a competitive tender process involving the world’s largest MNOs. Our eSIM profiles will be installed into all existing and future GlobalmatiX in-car boxes providing always-on connectivity with data being transmitted to GlobalmatiX’s cloud management system.
  • Providing connectivity for an adult education programme in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya which is run by the UNHCR, and home to around 200,000 people.
  • Being chosen as the Global Mobile Connectivity Provider for a large Asian Bank whose employees travel regularly between the bank’s offices spread across 90 countries. 

Their mobile connectivity was previously provided through the data roaming offering of the MNOs in the country where the bank is HQ’d - as well as Google Fi, an MVNO offering from Google.

Unfortunately, this arrangement resulted in high roaming charges for the bank as well as problems for its team which included limited network coverage, poor quality voice calls and slow data down/uploads.

Hundreds of the bank’s employees have now been issued Telecom26’s global SIM cards which were specifically developed to enable people to access the best available telephone networks wherever they are in the world. 

Once inserted into a device (phone, mifi, or router), Telecom26’s global SIM cards automatically access and seamlessly switch between multiple networks both in-country and across borders.  The global SIMs identify the network priorities based within each subscriber’s SIM profile for their locality and ensure that the user is always connected to any network based on coverage, quality or cost. 

For employees, they no longer need to worry about patchy coverage, switching SIM cards to find a stronger network, juggling multiple devices or finding a wifi hotspot.

For the bank, bill shock from excessive roaming charges has been eliminated.  A single price has been agreed to cover all data usage and the bank now has one point of contact and one set of SLAs for its global connectivity.  More importantly, all the transactions are detailed and provided on a single bill.

The Telecom26 Global Connectivity Service Provider Differences - Bigger and Better in 2022

We have a number of USPs which enable us to offer a service that matches, and indeed in most cases, surpasses the offering of the big brand MNOs including:

  • Own and manage our own core network which provides independence from other MNOs, vital to ensure the highest level of security and data integrity. 
  • Provide our customers with access to 1100 cellular networks from over 625 mobile operators in 220 countries
  • Have 350+ direct inbound roaming agreements which enable subscribers to roam onto both maritime and private networks ensuring reliable full global coverage.
  • Can customise our offering and build routing profiles for each customer according to their needs and budget. For example, for organisations that are more price sensitive Telecom26 can ensure that they automatically connect to the cheapest service in the area, rarely access expensive satellite links - and make the most of wifi for data-heavy up and downloads.

Our message is clear:  In this day and age, connectivity should be ubiquitous and no-one should not be paying exorbitant roaming charges. 

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