World Mobile eyes African rollout after decentralized wireless field tests

World Mobile, an operator of decentralized wireless (DeWi) networks, announced on June 8 that it had finished conducting field tests of its DeWi technology in Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria, signifying the company’s progress towards a continent-wide deployment.

World Mobile, striving to provide cost-effective and dependable internet access to rural locales that are usually neglected, has announced that trials in Kenya and Mozambique were conducted utilizing TV white space technology, using a spectrum in the TV broadcast band that was not being used to offer mobile network services.

In Nigeria, SpaceX’s satellite internet system, Starlink, was used for a field test. According to the company, both TV white space and Starlink are technologies that work together to help World Mobile utilize existing infrastructure and spectrum resources to expand its network coverage.

Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile, declared that the tests “verify the practicality and expansibility of our DeWi technology, advancing us a step closer to furnishing cost-effective and dependable web access to both rural and deprived areas around the world.”

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Following their launch of a commercial network in Zanzibar in May, World Mobile has announced that their AirNodes are providing wireless connectivity to over 16,000 users daily, with more than 300 nodes in operation.

The firm intends to expand its network to more nations in Africa and other regions, aiming to construct “a worldwide, community-owned wireless network that can bridge the digital gap and promote social and economic inclusion,” it declared.

World Mobile states that its DeWi solution offers connectivity at a lower cost than traditional mobile network operators and could be instrumental in establishing a “sharing economy” to finance the development of telecommunications infrastructure in rural Africa and beyond.

Unlike conventional mobile networks, World Mobile is based on blockchain technology and aims to provide people with access to the trillion-dollar international telecommunications market.

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