Could This Company Be Among First To Use Blockchain To Expand Mobile Service Globally?

Even before these players could get 5G services to every nook and cranny of the globe, an up and coming company based in Singapore claims it could be a first for the sector.

Gorilla Networks Pte Ltd. boasts of being the first blockchain/Web3-enabled mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the world to offer contract-free, on-demand mobile service as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Established in 2019, the company uses Web3 technology to operate a MVNO for its users in Southeast Asia. With network coverage to over 160 countries, Gorilla reportedly offers a full suite of mobile communication services such as local calls, international roaming, data and SMS texting.

Additionally, Gorilla enables its customers to convert unused mobile data into digital assets or Gorilla GO Tokens through its proprietary blockchain-based SwitchBack feature.

Gorilla GO Tokens, in turn, can be redeemed for eVouchers to offset future bills or be redeemed for other value-added services.

The company hopes its blockchain mobile technology will not only enhance customer experience but also help solve several challenges travelers face today with accessing voice and data services abroad.

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