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Microsoft creating Own Mobile Virtual Network?

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Technology

Software giant Microsoft has recently teased about creating their own sim card. The Windows builder has been trying to make profit out of its smartphone unit, and through their new venture of universal platformization of the Windows 10, they are experimenting with more features that will be available for the OS.  They are now trekking in the land of networking.

Microsoft is trying to make LTE access more easy by making their own sim. Currently, they have published an app on the Microsoft Windows Store which lets the user jump to a carrier for data services through the help of a Microsoft Account and a  Microsoft sim. But the app is only usable in a windows 10 device.

Though Microsoft has not revealed any plans about the future of this technology, certain sources of information does indicate that the Satya Nadella led corporation is trying to build its own mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE). The Cellular data app is already an indication of that. This will especially help people stay connected in remote regions also where some operators normally do not provide good connectivity. Microsoft has not severed ties with leading MVNE Transtel and has retained SIM 901 solution. This further justifies that this technology is happening and it will be rolled out in the market pretty soon.

In a Transtel press release, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President Eric Lockard said

“We want to promote the adoption of cellular connectivity on Windows tablets and laptops to complement classic Wi-Fi connectivity and make it easier for consumers to connect to the internet, anywhere, anytime,”

“The Transatel SIM 901 solution helps us reach this objective in multiple markets through a single interface. In just a few clicks, consumers will be able to easily buy pre-paid data plans on supported Windows 10 devices.”

The user who wants to use this technology must have a Microsoft Sim and a Microsoft account. The tariffs will be available within the cellular data app once the brand makes the news official. With respect to this, the SIM 901 solution is already available in almost 38 countries at the present and”The Transatel SIM 901 solution helps us reach this objective in multiple markets through a single interface. In just a few clicks, consumers will be able to easily buy pre-paid data plans on supported Windows 10 devices.”Transtel are looking to expand their business to 50 countries in the new year.

If Microsoft launches its own sim card then it will go head on with Apple’s SIM card. Which will be the best bet, Only time will tell.

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