MWC Barcelona 2020 at Upstream’s Zero-D up for a Global Mobile Award

‘Tech4Good – Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets’ accreditation for advertisement supported portable web access keeping over 250m individuals in creating world associated

Driving portable innovation organization, Upstream, has been shortlisted for an esteemed Global Mobile Award (GLOMO) from the GSMA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. Upstream’s Zero-D has been chosen for making portable web get to accessible to 250 million customers without information in developing markets.

Zero-D has been shortlisted for a 2019 GLOMO Award in the classification: Tech 4 Good, Best Mobile Innovation In Emerging Markets (Photo: Business Wire)

“In many countries in the developing world,” said Upstream Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Kostas Kastanis, “a mobile phone is the only way for people to connect to the internet. In countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, reading the news online can cost around one third of an entire family’s income. Essential online services are out of reach much of the time.”

Coming up short on information and not having the option to top-up implies that the two billion versatile clients in the creating scene are typically disengaged for half of the time. Zero-D handles that issue straightforwardly permitting buyers to keep getting to the web regardless of whether they have zero-credit balance on their prepaid cell phone accounts that rule in the developing markets. In organization with versatile administrators Zero-D offers free web get to by means of an entryway subsidized totally by promoting. Inside the entrance, clients have boundless access to an internet searcher, a limited and worldwide news administration, and an informing stage, with functionalities custom fitted to the versatile administrator’s determinations.

“Zero-D is as much a mission for us, as it is a business,”said Kastanis. “We are proud that the judges of the GLOMOs 2020 have recognised that we are already making a tangible everyday difference to a huge number of people’s lives.”

Tending to a market of 250 million clients, Zero-D has just been conveyed in African and South American markets. The advantages to the accomplice versatile administrators are various as they can produce publicizing income, they procure another commitment channel to discuss legitimately with their clients, can speed up information upselling openings and shields their clients from extortion.

Upstream will be displaying Zero-D in MWC Barcelona 2020 in Hall 5, stand 5B20.

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