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World Mobile, a decentralised wireless provider, introduces a Google Play app with a Cardano wallet in Tanzania.

Following several beta tests in Kenya, Mozambique, and Nigeria, the app was officially launched. A fiat on-ramp, a Scan for Points tool, and a Cardano Wallet to handle digital assets like non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Cardano Native Tokens (CNT) like World Mobile Tokens (WMT) are among the features that the app is supposed to be packed with.

The decentralised wireless (DeWi) network operator World Mobile has announced the release of its app on Google Play.

The app was first introduced in Zanzibar, according to World Mobile, and will now be accessible to users in Tanzania, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada beginning in August 2023.

As we advance towards our worldwide ambition of democratising connection and access to our services, this is a significant turning point for us, said Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile.


According to the company, this is a single-address, non-custodial, light wallet dedicated to tokens built on the Cardano blockchain. This feature provides users with a secure and streamlined platform to manage digital assets such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Cardano Native Tokens (CNT) like World Mobile Tokens (WMT).


Simplifying the transition from traditional currencies to cryptocurrencies, the fiat on-ramp service allows users to seamlessly exchange fiat currencies such as U.S dollars and Euros for WMT.


With this feature, users can turn a mobile device into a network scanner, identifying connectivity weak spots across the globe and earn rewards for doing so. These rewards take the form of points which can be redeemed in the World Mobile Marketplace. The data shared by the community will help support World Mobile’s AirNode deployment strategy.


For users situated within the World Mobile network range, the app allows the purchase and management of data bundles, enabling users to stay connected.


Currently exclusive to Zanzibar, this feature facilitates digital financial transactions within the region, further underscoring World Mobile’s commitment to fostering financial inclusion.


The integrated marketplace connects users with a range of products and services, including Netflix and Binance vouchers, which can all be purchased in app.

In Zanzibar, World Mobile has deployed over 300 AirNodes which serve as access points providing wireless connectivity to a significant number of users.

World Mobile has ambitious plans to expand its network to additional countries in Africa and beyond. By extending its reach, the company aims to create a global community-owned wireless network.

World Mobile says its DeWi solution offers connectivity at a lower cost compared to traditional mobile network operators. This affordability is a significant advantage, especially for rural areas in Africa and other regions. The company believes that its solution can facilitate the creation of a ‘sharing economy,’ which can be leveraged to finance the expansion of telecommunications infrastructure in underserved areas.

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