By Madelaine B. Miraflor
An affordable mobile Internet technology that will soon be available in the world’s largest economy, and later on worldwide, will be featured at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which also happens to be the world’s largest tech show.
Mondicon, a Dutch company specializing in mobile data solutions, has announced it will unveil its new technology in January at CES in Las Vegas.
Called We.Stream, the technology solves a known problem for international travelers who want or need to keep in touch with business partners, family or friends.
Currently, when venturing abroad, many travelers have to resort to using internet via smartphones or tablets to keep in touch with others, or when conducting professional or personal business online.
Roaming charges or international data plans through traditional providers are often prohibitively expensive, causing widespread communication hardships for both individuals and businesses.
Travelers will then use public Wi-Fi as an alternative for the high data roaming charges, but the use of public Wi-Fi comes with high security risks.
“We.Stream offers the solution to this problem, with affordable mobile data plans in more than 100 countries, such as China, Australia, Brazil, USA and all of Europe,” said Co-CEO Joachim de Wild.
“Through We.Stream, travelers can carry their own pocket-sized secure WiFi-hotspot with them at all times,” he added. We.Stream offers customizable data options, granting users freedom to personalize, based on their usage requirements. The upfront outlay for the device will be $179 in 2018, including 2GB of global mobile data.
“Thanks to the innovative embedded Cloud SIM technology, we can finally put an end to high data roaming charges. Customers can purchase data in increments of 2GB, 5GB or 10GB directly from a touch screen built into the We-Stream device,” he further said.
We.Stream includes a built-in security layer, which is robust enough to support direct peer-to-peer VPN tunnels.
This way, companies can let their employees connect securely to the corporate network and the internet. With the Cloud VPN option, individuals can conduct sensitive business online with peace of mind, knowing their data is secure and private.
Organized by Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES 2018 is the world’s largest tech expo, spanning by more than 2.6 million net square feet of exhibit space and will feature more than 3,900 exhibiting companies unveiling technologies, products and services that touch every industry.