6 Billion Mobile Phones UsersApproximately 4 Billion Feature Phones
_Mobile phone access reaches 3/4 of the world’s population_6 billion mobile phone subscriptions_5 billion of which are in developing countries_Approximately 90% are feature phones
_No Secondary Communication Functions (RFID • WIFI • BLUETOOTH • NFC)_Affordable Hardware ≠ Affordable Data_Globally Ubiquitous_Part of Daily Behavior
_Most existing solutions focus on solutions that do work, but which assume some level of technical sophistication. (ex. Mesh Networks, Encryption Browsers)_Or, the tech is not yet pervasive enough (ex. near-ﬁeld)
OPEN SIM KIT (OSK)Turning 4 billion feature phones into a communication platform
_Open source_Resilient in times of crisis_Navajo Codetalkers & Jewish Resistance in WW2, the Underground Railroad, the runners of Sparta_Business opportunity: Allows publishers to reach a previously unreachable potential mobile audience of 4 billion
_Conducted a pilot during the 2011 Uganda Elections_New pilot planned with Radio Netherlands Worldwide in Kenya_$150,000 seed funding from Knight Foundation_Seeking developers, additional funding
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