Optelcon and Skyroam partner to help enterprises tackle international data roaming costs
Savings can exceed 90%
February 5, 2015 – As enterprises continue to deploy cloud-based applications, mobile data consumption on smartphones, tablets and laptops is skyrocketing. This increased data consumption is especially problematic when employees are traveling overseas, where they either incur exorbitant roaming charges imposed by their wireless carriers, or connect to unsecure public Wi-Fi networks to avoid costs. CIOs seeking to provide a secure and cost-effective means of connectivity to international travelers have few options. Now Optelcon and Skyroam have teamed up to tackle this problem with a fast, cost-effective and secure global data connectivity solution.
The Skyroam Hotspot (www.skyroam.com) is an easy-to-use, secure, personal Wi-Fi device that enables international data access for up to 5 devices without the need to pay expensive international roaming fees. Its "virtual SIM" feature enables global data and IP-voice calls in 45+ countries with a completely new and innovative technology; it virtualizes local SIMs from carriers around the world and delivers them over the cloud. Because Skyroam delivers a local wireless connection in each country, the network performance is improved and pricing reduced as compared to typical roaming solutions. The flat fee charge for daily unlimited data access and its small size make this device an obvious traveling companion for any business person.
"We're thrilled to partner with Optelcon," said Eric Plam, General Manager of North America for Skyroam. "We're seeing that customers want to keep their smartphones, tablets and laptops connected wherever they travel, but the sky high cost of international roaming fees often makes this an expensive proposition. Optelcon understands the savings offered with the Skyroam solution and they're able to bundle it with the tremendous value they already offer to clients."
"Optelcon has a track record of helping clients significantly reduce their telecom and IT expenses, whether through international communications pricing audits, industry expertise or contract negotiation services," said Robert Pommer, founder and CEO of Optelcon. “With the Skyroam Hotspot, we're now able to offer clients one more option to significantly save alongside the added benefits of enhanced security and seamless connectivity. The first clients that will be using the Skyroam services are projected to save 59% on monthly international roaming charges, even after including the cost of the device. After careful evaluation of all the vendors in this space we are happy to partner with a company that we believe is the best of breed."
To hear more about how Skyroam and Optelcon could help your enterprise achieve greater cost savings, increased productivity and enhanced security, contact your Optelcon representative today.
Founded in 2003, Optelcon (www.optelcon.com) is a Chicago-based global IT and telecom cost reduction, contract negotiations and lifecycle management company. We are the only company in the industry able to optimize the entire global IT budget. In addition to telecom and mobile, we help our clients significantly reduce their costs in over 25 IT spend categories.
Optelcon is regularly brought in as the subject matter experts and lead negotiators by Big 3 IT consulting companies, TEM companies, telecom carriers, Global 50, and Fortune 500 enterprises. We have negotiated over $2 billion dollars in IT-related contracts, reducing our clients' spend by 37-64% with minimal internal resources and in less time than our clients ever imagined.
Our top subject matter experts, proprietary systems and industry leading market pricing databases produce truly market dominating results.
Skyroam (www.skyroam.com) was founded in Silicon Valley by technology veterans who have identified a common point of pain among fellow business travelers: getting a fast, secure, reliable mobile internet connection while on the road is a challenge. To help travelers stay connected while overseas Skyroam developed and patented its virtual SIM (vSIM) technology that delivers a local wireless data connection from carriers around the world, on demand. Skyroam’s global hotspot, embedded with a vSIM, enables secure, cost-effective global internet service with unlimited mobile data in over 45 countries. Skyroam’s vSIM technology also provides managed global mobile data access to IoT, M2M and wearables applications.
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