Today, 3air, a blockchain-based startup, announced that it will harness the power of decentralization to provide internet connectivity to consumers in Africa and provide the physical infrastructure to support it through its partnership with K3 Telecom.
Only 20% of people on the African continent are active Internet users, and less than 1% have access to broadband. Compare this to the 60% of the world’s population who are active Internet users and it quickly becomes apparent that African nations have to travel some distance to fully benefit from the World Wide Web.
lack of Internet in this region not only means that it has been more difficult to implement effective methods of containment of COVID-19, but also that there is a social and economic impact that includes how citizens interact with their government, with companies and with each other. .
What is 3air?
3aire’s vision is to make broadband connectivity readily available to the masses through its blockchain-based platform and elevates the principles of decentralization for use in solving a critical real-world problem.
3air aims to achieve this by addressing the problem of physical infrastructure in low connectivity regions. project has partnered with K3 Telecom, which will develop the physical infrastructure as part of its ‘K3 Last Mile’ initiative, while 3air develops the blockchain-based software.
physical infrastructure will comprise mobile internet base stations, each of which will support up to 15,000 internet users, have a range of 50 km and offer up to 1 Gbps per user (240 times faster than the average mobile internet connection).
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Base stations are interconnected around a city, with at least one on any network connected to the global Internet. According to 3air, this approach is more efficient and cost-effective as they can be quickly deployed and commissioned due to their small size, robustness, performance, and low installation capacity.
Furthermore, each base station consumes a relatively low 500W, which means that its impact on the local environment is minimized. connection is then sent to the houses or buildings that house the transceivers.
Decentralized and powered by Cardano
At the same time, 3aire seeks to bring the world’s fastest growing continent into the rapidly developing decentralized era. 3air leverages the power and capabilities of the popular Cardano blockchain platform to connect Internet users in the region with the physical infrastructure of K3.
Cardano provides the foundation for 3air’s native token (also called 3air) that is used to acquire all services on the 3air platform, including monthly Internet and TV service subscriptions, digital identities, betting system, rewards and loyalty, and the reference system.
3air holders will also gain governance rights over the management of the platform, including participation in the allocation of funds. team also said that the token will form the foundation for future ideas and features that will revolutionize the way we connect. se include increased access to data and the Internet of Things for government and maintenance functions, enabled by the platform’s open access and privacy features.
Currently, the 3air token is used to fund the current development, with the pre-sale already open. A public sale will take place in November.
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For more information on the 3air token, visit their website here.
3air skips Africa’s internet connectivity into the future
Both current and future developments are supported by partnerships strategically acquired by 3air. K3 Telecom is a Swiss technology provider with an international presence, including an office in Sierra Leone. Together with K3 Telecom, 3air is piloting the “Cable on the Air” initiative to demonstrate its concept of decentralized Internet access in the West African country.
team has also partnered with IT TIM and CV Labs Dubai, who will also contribute to the development of the physical infrastructure and software that 3air is expected to implement. se alliances are backed by a stellar team with experience in the world of ISPs and building decentralized software solutions in the region.
Leveraging the expertise of its team, its strategic partnerships and the power of physical and decentralized technology, 3air aims to connect its first customers in 6 months and realize its vision of becoming the first decentralized and permissionless ISP service platform. based on blockchain.
To learn more about 3air and its mission to make the Internet available to everyone, visit their website. here.
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