Today, smartphone penetration is the highest as it has ever been due to the availability of low-end and affordable smartphones. By 2025, there will be 5.9 billion unique mobile users worldwide, and internet data consumption is forecast to increase 8x within this period.
Alongside this steady growth of mobile usage, W3 Engineers has developed TeleMesh - an open source, blockchain and mesh networking based solution to create connectivity for unconnected people. Through TeleMesh vendors can broadcast or multicast information to distance mesh networks without any SIM or cellular network.
An Android app is the heart of Telemesh. Users can discover other Telemesh users nearby and communicate with them without any SIM or cellular network.
Telemesh does not require any specialized infrastructure, and it is easy to access with the user's existing smartphone. So anyone from their handhold device can use Telemesh. We are at a point where internet penetration has gone from ‘interesting’ to a ‘must-have’, and the most marginalized people in society also need to access friends, family, and news. According to the global smartphone penetration growth and trends by GSMA mobile economy report, we believe it’s the high time for the solution to be a success.
The team set telemesh milestones to resolve the connectivity issue in the emerging market by developing fast and autonomous network formation to ensure constant connectivity; while reducing all the complexities of connection as well as costs associated with it.
On a different note, a broadcast channel in Telemesh sees the potential for organizations like UNICEF, NGOs, governments, and government agencies to push vital information to smartphone users about services such as vaccination clinics, maternity clinics, and schools. Telemesh sees opportunities in expansion having seen multiple business possibilities and possible use cases to work with organizations and governments.