GigSky First to Launch Cellular Data on the Helium Blockchain

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GigSky partners with FreedomFi and CalChip to launch US Nationwide mobile data plan using world's first blockchain-powered neutral host networkPALO ALTO...
GigSky partners with FreedomFi and CalChip to launch US Nationwide mobile data plan using world's first blockchain-powered neutral host network

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GigSky, a leading provider of global data connectivity solutions, is partnering with FreedomFi, the open 5G company, and CalChip Connect, the nation's leading IoT distributor, to launch the world's first eSIM based cellular data plan that will utilize CBRS small cell infrastructure deployed by the Helium blockchain community. US Helium nationwide mobile data plan will be broadly available in the GigSky mobile app and will be free to try, exclusively to anybody purchasing their Helium 5G miner from CalChip Connect.

GigSky provides affordable and reliable mobile data coverage in over 190 countries through its GigSky App & eSIM service for iPhone and Android. FreedomFi builds open source software and hardware, which enables hosts of wireless infrastructure to earn Helium cryptocurrency by providing cellular coverage. In collaboration with the Helium community, FreedomFi is working to deploy the largest CBRS neutral host network in the US, projecting to reach over 40,000 CBRS small cells by the end of 2022. GigSky's US Helium nationwide data plan, soon available through the GigSky app, will be the first and easiest way to try the Helium cellular network in action.

"Using blockchain to quickly deploy small cell infrastructure, allowing hosts to derive a direct economic stake in the cellular networks they power, is very disruptive," said Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, founder and CEO at GigSky. "It has the promise to bring coverage to many hard to reach locations with superior economics over traditional models. We are excited to be the…
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