A solar powered, mobile operated Hub that offers offline streaming, mobile device charging, and digital educational services for unconnected populations like rural villages and refugee camps.
SDG Accelerator Program (Google Startup Program), Unreasonable Group
StreamSpot+ is solving the problem of the digital divide, where almost half the population, that is 4 billion people of the world have never experienced the Internet. Yet, 3.4 billion people have access to 3G and 4G. The issue has nothing to do with connectivity but rather the lack of highly scalable, low cost and user friendly solutions; as well as digital skills, affordability, infrastructure (main power to charge devices and fibre optics for readily available affordable connectivity) and relevance of content to support development. The target group StreamSpot+ is addressing are populations in remote, off-grid developing regions; individuals who live in refugee and settlement camps and rural areas who lack the opportunity to engage with the Internet. Places with poor infrastructure, and fast growing smartphone penetration.
StreamSpot+ Hubs enable free access to mobile device charging and offer carefully selected, regionally relevant offline streaming and digital educational services.
The service removes barriers for people at the bottom of the economic pyramid to adopt and engage with the Internet. It enables people living in off-grid or grid-edge communities to charge their phones and stream.The solution targets users in rural areas such as women, refugees and host communities all of whom are more likely to be left behind digitally.
In Q3 2022, the first Hubs in Lagos, Nigeria will be deployed with UNHCR in BidiBidi Camp in Uganda. With Robi Axiata in Bangladesh and in Zambia with INTRACEN.They are currently working with Techfugees to bring the solution to refugee camps across Sub-Saharan Africa.