Jul 26th, 2021
Jose Maria Macedo sits down with Micky Watkins, Alan Omnet and Andrew Soper from World Mobile. World Mobile is seeking to tackle one of the biggest challenges globally: connectivity. This is not your typical crypto native project, but rather a new kind of telecoms network which leverages and combines a range of technologies like mesh networking, hybrid spectrum, and renewable energies, with blockchain being used to grow and distribute its infrastructure. It also happens to be the first token on Cardano supported by IOHK itself.
In this conversation, we’ll dive into World Mobile: what it is, why it matters and their experience building on Cardano so far.
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(3:22) (First Question) – Andrew, Mickey, Alan’s Background.
(9:45) – The problem / almost half the world is still unconnected.
(11:25) – How WMC’s solution works / how legacy infrastructure & solutions work.
(20:08) – What is World Mobile Network.
(27:17) – What infrastructure will WMC be putting down versus working with others and being kind of an aggregator.
(34:00) – Thoughts on MMOs.
(35:30) – Thoughts on Telecom.
(42:30) – Why WMC choose to use blockchain / what is it that it enables that WMC couldn’t achieve without it.
(47:50) – Why did WMC settle on Cardano / how WMC blockchain implementation works.
(52:43) – Customer acquisition strategy / when WMC will start to roll this network out.
(59:53) – WMC’s long-term vision.
(1:08:40) – Where to find WMC.
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