Trijo News – For a while now, people that wanted free internet have been able to get megabytes to surf in exchange for being exposed to advertisements or participating in surveys. Now, tech companies Joors & Joorschain want to take this incentive model further – by using cryptocurrency.
In developing countries, many people can’t afford to pay for internet. There are also a lot of people everywhere who really want to surf more than they are doing today. Therefore, an incentive model has been developed where people get free megabytes to surf in exchange for being exposed to advertisements or participating in surveys.
Joorschain, a blockchain company that launched earlier this year with the goal of revolutionizing the advertising industry, is now launching a new service to take this incentive model further – by using cryptocurrency.
“If mobile users don’t have enough money to pay for their daily surfing, with Joors’ solution they are served an opportunity to keep surfing without paying for it”, says Mats Palving, CEO of Joors, one of the founding partners behind Joorschain.
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Joors empowers mobile operators to monetise on data users by making Internet affordable through video ad serving and premium content.
Joors platform and services enable bundled data content on demand. The mobile operator can offer apps and content such as sports games, videos or chat in exchange for watching video advertisement or by using gift vouchers.
Joors platform and services enable Business Intelligence for all users. The operator gets access to user analytics to track Internet behaviour. The data analytics can be used for own purpose and sold to commercial partners.
Joors platform and services can be the base for humanitarian sponsorship. The operator can give business enterprises, NGOs and individuals the possibility to sponsor Internet for people lacking financial means.
More than a billion mobile users lack access to the Internet because they cannot afford data services.
Joors enable mobile operators to provide affordable Internet services through smart applications.
It creates completely new business opportunities for mobile operators and companies, and it gives people affordable access to the digital world of information.
Our affordable Internet concept is ad-funded, creating alternative revenues for mobile operators that finance free and affordable Internet access.
Joors provides an application that the end-customer downloads to access a certain amount of free data and the option to buy more data at an affordable rate.
Joors solution enables authorities and companies to partner with mobile operators to get its information and services across to mobile subscribers. Any type of civic information or digital services can easily be designed as a specific offering or channel and distributed through Joors application.
These partnerships create opportunities for alternative revenues while offering authorities and companies get the opportunity to efficiently communicate with large groups of people.
Video & Music
Mobile operators can partner with content and media companies to offer exclusive broadcasting and rich media services through Joors application.
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RE-THINK MOBILE DATA
We believe the problem lies in the fact that mobile operators still sell Internet by the bit. People can’t or don’t want to pay for undefined bits of data. They want to access relevant services and content.
Joors offers mobile operators the opportunity to re-think mobile data and re-direct their business into the mobile devices that people hold in their hands every day.
WE MAKE MOBILE DATA RELEVANT
Because we believe its access, not Internet per se, that is the currency in the mobile world. Mobile operators have a unique opportunity to provide access points between companies and consumers, between content providers and their audience, and between people and the services they actually enjoy and would like to pay for.
This is what we believe. And this is what we help mobile operators do.
To give an example of how it can look like – we have produced a simple and limited live demo, where a user watch ads and answer surveys to earn mobile data
Joors wants to make mobile Internet widely available and more valuable to people, societies and businesses.
Joors is a Swedish software company founded in 2011 by a team of telecom and media professionals who wanted to spread and grow the use of mobile Internet by making it more affordable. They thought that increasing the use of mobile Internet would render new business opportunities that could partially finance the cost of mobile data.
In 2012, Joors launched the world’s first ad-supported virtual mobile broadband operator. Joors software enabled distribution of advertisements and free mobile data through an existing mobile network. Thus proving that Joors software could support completely new business models for mobile data.
During those first years of innovation and trial and error, the use of smart phones and mobile devices exploded. In just a few years almost everyone, everywhere had a smart device. It was clear that the future of mobile Internet was all about connecting those devices.
The team at Joors figured that the best way to make the most out of their solution was to adapt it to the emerging world of smart phones and mobile devices. And that meant approaching the eco-system of applications. Said and done, Joors fine-tuned and developed its software to enable mobile operators to distribute Internet as a service through applications.
In 2014, Joors signed an agreement with Telia Sonera, a global telecom operator based in Sweden, to use Joors software in new mobile services.
In 2015, Joors and Telia Sonera decided to launch an Affordable Internet service in Nepal in order to bring mobile Internet to those who previously could not afford it. Joors software enables Telia Sonera’s subsidiary Ncell to provide an affordable Internet application to all its smart phone subscribers. The application provides ad-funded access to free and subsidized Internet services.
Today, Joors software enables mobile operators to provide Internet as a service in ways that are suitable in both emerging and mature markets. Whether it’s affordable or premium services, Joors believe that enabling people to access Internet services that they need and enjoy will unlock enormous value.
Our mission is to help people, societies and companies create, share and equally benefit from those values.