Standard marketplaces are designed to support the trading of physical merchandise and do not have the required technological infrastructure to support the trade of cellular services.
Mobile Data Exchange
As the Internet of Things continues to grow at a rapid rate, mobile sensors and devices become a more common way to communicate information.
The device manufacturers struggling to find suitable connectivity solutions, engage middlemen and stumble upon complicated contracts, binding pricing, difficult payment procedures and more.
A public blockchain ledger can help create tamper-resistant subscriber identity modules (SIM).
This opens a new way to automate operator-manufacturer connectivity processes without setting up a centralized provisioning infrastructure.
Device manufacturers can instantly connect their products to any provider of mobile data, anywhere around the globe and without intermediaries.
Welcome to the Mobile Data Exchange. The blockchain based technology that disrupts SIM cards.
How it Works
The Mobile Data Exchange is a complete ecosystem for the trade of mobile data between device manufacturers (buyers) and mobile data providers (sellers).
A buyer places a request for connectivity, stating the requested price, coverage, quality of service, technology (eSIM, vSIM, WiFi etc) and payment method (blockchain used).
The platform instantly matches sellers with buyers in accordance with their joint parameters.
Identity module (SIM) is intelligently replaced by a crypto wallet and remotely provisioned over the air, offering an enhanced level of security and trust without any infrastructural change or modification
Powered By Keepgo
Keepgo, a pioneer of innovative connectivity solutions, has been linking customers with providers of mobile data since 2009. Keepgo has developed a unique, groundbreaking technology: a virtual SIM which can intelligently connect you to any network provider around the globe.
Soon, devices with eSIMs will be able to connect to KeepGo’s distributed marketplace, where users can enjoy a bigger selection of data plans with greater transparency. Instead of purchasing the right to surf from a third party, users will be able to choose their provider in a decentralized network. The twist is that other users are the providers and share their data with others via KeepGo’s Mobile Data Exchange.
Keepgo, a longtime player in the telecoms industry, is announcing a decentralized data exchange that allows anyone to buy or sell data at market-driven prices. Because everyone’s data consumption is unique, but contract plans are rigid and unyielding, people frequently have excess data that they don’t use, or they incur overage charges for exceeding their plan’s limitations.
The KeepGo exchange is controlled by market forces, so nobody controls the prices or has an improper influence on the market. Instead, the exchange is managed by the blockchain’s smart contracts that automatically execute buy or sell orders based on the current, community-driven data rates. In this way, KeepGo returns the data market to users rather than with the telecom companies that have dictated the market for so long.
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Why Is BSIM Token Unique?
The Mobile Data Exchange is a new business model to trade cellular services. This is a concept, where operators can trade directly with device manufacturers, without intermediaries, peer-to-machine.
To allow fair access to providers of any size and prevent potential takeover by single players, the BSIM token was issued.
Each token represents a license to sell a certain amount of data on the Exchange. The selling quota of every token depends on the overall volume of mobile data traded on the Exchange.
As the number of sellers and buyers grows, the accumulated volume of traded mobile data increases. The more data is traded on the Exchange, the quota for every token increase.
The Exchange supports multiple blockchain technologies, existing and to be released. In addition, different Remote SIM standards as well as trade of WiFi data is supported.
We will immediately offer the Keepgo virtual SIM technology but will also provide device manufacturers with REST APIs to enable them adaptation of any mobile and stationary device.
Open Source Software
Define your own selling requirements, set KYC and affiliates commission and much more using our open-source, fully modifiable Exchange app code. Powered by a nonprofit foundation, and completely free of charge.
Flexible monetization schemes
Tokens can be used to earn money by selling data, traded on an exchange or leased to occasional sellers. The more traffic you sell, the larger the quota you have with every token.
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- The company is established in California by Guy and David, under iphonetrip.com brand
- Agreements with AT&T and O2 (UK) are sealed
- First B2C customer acquires international data roaming services
- Company offers data coverage in 120+ countries and destinations
- First employee joins the company
- Branch in Israel is established
- Agreement with Vodafone DE is established
- Company provides international data services to B2B and M2M businesses
- The company starts B2B2C vertical, providing data solutions to Hotspot rental companies
- Strategic deal is signed with leading Japanese firm, Keepgo solutions are used by Fortune 500 enterprises
- Company develops a system for SIM card and operator management
- Radius integration with Tier 1 carriers is developed
- Office in AU is established
- Mobile app for APN setup, traffic control and monitoring is developed
- Keepgo partner with iPass to provide aggregated solution
- Company establishes Wikipedia site about roaming solutions – wiki.apnchanger.org
- Company rebranded to become Keepgo.com
- Keepgo acquires Droam.nl hotspot rental company
- Strategic partnership agreement is signed with Telefonica
- Innovative solution - Lifetime data SIM introduced to the market
- Investment round from AltaIR VC and IMI VC
- Keepgo presents its services in MWC
- Carrier relations department established, agreements sealed with 10+ Tier one carriers worldwide
- Keepgo begins the development of virtual SIM technology
- Virtual SIM prototype is developed
- Major Chinese hotspot rental company partners with Keepgo
- Strategic deals with Vodafone Italy and NL are signed
- MVAR agreement with AT&T is signed
- Introducing KeepgoFi - next generation global vSIM hotspot
- KeepgoFi tested & used by early adopters in 120 countries
- Keepgo acquires www.wereldwijdwifi.nl
- HQ moved to new location
- KeepgoFi becomes commercially available in the US, IL, Russia and EU
- vSIM technology is licensed by strategic partner
- Major telecom and cable companies show interest in Keepgo products and technology
- Decentralized network for megabyte exchange designed and developed
- Introduced the Exchange prototype
- Registered “The KEEP Foundation” NPO
- Initiated Token sale (June – Aug)
- Defined open API
- Developed match node for single blockchain
- Developed buyer app
- Develop vSIM based seller app
- Components integration
- Field test + QA
- First commercial rollout: Q2 2019
- Develop personal SIM reader seller app
- Integrate additional vSIM devices as buyers
- Develop seller app to support Android OS mobile devices
- Implement reputation service
- Expand additional mobile data technologies to eSIM and WiFi
- Support for additional blockchains
- Integrate quality of service rating system
- Allow additional hardware providers access to system
Invest 10ETH or more and receive a complimentary Keepgo Mobile WiFi Hotspot
David leads the company since its inception. He has 12 years experience of C-level positions in technology companies. David Lipovkov holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion IIT.
Guy brings more than 15 years of management experience. He holds a B.Sc in Computer Science, B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from the Technion IIT. Ranked IDF Major, Divemaster and Karate Sempai
Dr. Igor Ryabenkiy
AltaIR Crypto Invest
Igor is a a serial investor and entrepreneur with over 20 years of successful executive and investment experience, including Internet startups and IT companies. He has funded, developed, and exited more than 100+ of investment projects worldwide.
Ishay Tentser is the Founder & CEO of IniTech, an Israeli software development company with a focus on decentralized systems. He is also a founding member in several startups, a networking guru, and unyielding performer. Ishay is seen as an innovative thinker and speaker in Fintech, AI, Crypto, Blockchain.
Yossi is a technology and cryptocurrency enthusiast, with a strong record of developing market-leading products and services, and extensive experience in online investments and financial markets. Yossi has a wealth of international experience, with roles in the fintech, business and operations management.
Telecom and Roaming Executive
Serving for 10+ years as the Head of Roaming Department in Orange IL, Sam was the innovator of first roaming bundles for international travelers, disrupting the local telecom market and generating more than $100M in sales of international traffic. Later he became CEO of a startup company. Holds an MBA.
Prof. Simon Lytsin
USB Flash Inventor
Consults Israeli and international high-tech companies in the areas of storage, communications and computing. As chief scientist at SanDisk, Simon was the innovator of the breakthrough Flash memory storage technology. Founder of a successful start-up. An IEEE Senior member, Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University.
Ivan served as a CEO of Vodafone UA for more than 4 years. Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong business development professional with a MBA Program, Professional Diploma focused in Management from The Open University Business School.
VP International Carrier Services
As Sprint US Director, Mark manages the international carriers business at Sprint US within the EMEA region since 2005. He has more then 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry. Bachelor of Informatics, Technical Information Systems.
Jacques de WaalPartner – Keepgo EU
Vlad KalinovskiVP R&D
Alexander ZaetsServer Side Team Leader
Dr. Daniel SalpakCarrier Relations Manager and Finance
Gili ChupakHead of Customer Service
Boris FrenkelSenior Embedded Software Engineer
Liad HorowitzSenior Business Development Manager
Frank VisserMarketing manager - EU
Oleg ShehterHead of QA Department
Ella BresterExecutive Assistant
Dmitry AtanovQuality Assurance Engineer
Andrey KrukServer Side Developer
Sean VermeulenB2B Account Manager - EU
Tijmen de KruijfMarketing manager - EU
Rick WillemsCustomer Service - EU
Marc-Antoine DelezenneBusiness Development - France
Alex VelitskyBusiness Development - Australia
Why is cellular data trading not allowed on standard marketplaces, like eBay or Amazon?
Will Network Operators allow the resell of data bundles purchased by end users?
This model will co-exist with the current eco-system and current telecom models, there is no collusion or cannibalization involved. In the same way as public transport and taxi co-exists with Uber, Mobile Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Operators will co-exist with the Exchange.
Do I need any special equipment to trade data?
Yes, data can be purchased only with devices that support SIM-less technologies, like KeepgoFi Hotspot. Data can be sold by any device with the KEEP Foundation app installed (Android version) or using portable SIM slots.
Will I be able to use my phone while trading data?
You will be able to use your phone on a WiFi network only with the Exchange app up and running.
Can I also trade texts and voice bundles over the Exchange?
No, at the present time The Exchange doesn’t support the trade of SMS messages and voice minutes
Is trading limited to mobile data only, or can WiFi traffic also be traded?
Data exchange is not limited to mobile data, one can trade their landline Wi-Fi bundle as well.
How can the Exchange guarantee that I will get the exact amount of data I have paid for?
The payment for megabytes is performed via distributed blockchain network in real time.
Why is blockchain is essential for data exchange?
Without the blockchain technology, guaranteed real time micro-payment for usage is impossible. Due to blockchain technology specifics, operator SIM identifier can be replaced by smart contract.
How can The Exchange guarantee coverage everywhere I travel?
Ever since Keepgo was established in 2009 our primary activity has been to negotiate favorable reselling agreements. We have secured many such agreements and guarantee coverage in countries and destinations where no sellers are available. Keepgo will provide its vast agreements portfolio for KEEP Foundation.
How KEEP tokens will be used?
A KEEP token is a license to trade data on the exchange. It grants access to the technology. In addition to trade and direct use, we assume that companies like Keepgo will buy licenses and lease them to occasional sellers.
Who will run the blockchain nodes?
We do not develop our own blockchain. We are blockchain agnostic. We will only create and support the technology and smart contracts that will enable the exchange of data.