Karrier One & Competitors
First, let's consider the traditional telecom landscape. Major Network Operators (MNOs) like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and others globally, have dominated the telecom industry for decades. They rely on vast, centralized infrastructure to provide communication services, and while they have been successful, they also suffer from several challenges such as:
- Lack of competition in certain regions leading to higher prices for consumers.
- Difficulty in reaching more remote areas with adequate service.
- A lack of transparency in service provision, billing, and contract enforcement.
- Centralized control and data ownership, which brings inherent security risks and privacy concerns.
There are more than 1,000 MNOs across the world. But there is no "global" network, primarily for two reasons:
- 1.Technical Limitations: Each MNO's infrastructure is based on a specific set of standards and technologies that may not be compatible with those used by MNOs in other regions. This makes it difficult to create a seamless global network where a user could move from one region to another without any disruption in service. While roaming agreements between MNOs do allow for some level of global mobility, they are typically expensive for consumers and are not a true global solution.
- 2.Regulatory Barriers: Telecom is a highly regulated industry, with each country having its own set of rules and requirements for operators. This makes it challenging for an MNO to expand globally, as they would need to comply with the regulations in each country where they wish to operate. It's often more practical and cost-effective for them to focus on their home markets, where they understand the regulatory landscape and already have established infrastructure.
Large tech companies, such as Google, have attempted to create a "global" network, yet to no avail. Recently, Starlink has launched extremely innovative technology that coincides directly with Karrier One.
We are not planning to rival services such as Starlink, as we can actually connect to Starlink through the Karrier One network.
We take a different approach to "competing" with our competitors. Since we are more than just a mobile phone network, other decentralized wireless projects can build on the Karrier One network. We view ourselves as an integral part of the DeWi ecosystem, as a core enabler and platform for not just us, but the entire DeWi space to grow.
We focus on how we can contribute to and leverage the larger ecosystem rather than confining ourselves to a zero-sum competitive mindset. By inviting other projects to build on our network, we create opportunities for cross-examination of ideas, technology, and infrastructure.
The Karrier One network leads the way for exponential growth in decentralized telecommunications.