Otto Wireless Solutions has collaborated with former SA cricketer Daryll Cullinan to offer the local market a roaming solution for international travellers. Cullinan is the representative agent for Majesti-Fi in Africa, and selected Otto Wireless solutions as one of his avenues to market. The announcement and product launch took place at the MyBroadband Conference at Gallagher Estate on 18 October.
“Otto Wireless Solutions has made its name synonymous with a number of niche wireless hardware product offerings over the past nine years,” explains managing director, Chris Viveiros. “From humble beginnings as the SIMCom distributor we have grown our offering to include the industry leading industrial wireless routers brand, Wlink, which offers a host of hardware options, and strategically a free backend management platform.”
Late in 2017, the company brought Ottennas to the market, a range of attractively priced, outdoor high-performance antennas that have been well received by a broad spectrum of customers ranging from the man on the street, to large-scale industrial clients servicing various sectors of the market.
“Unlike many industry suppliers, Otto Wireless Solutions has remained very strategic in terms of the products we select to add to our portfolio, with the focus always being on introducing quality product lines which add value to existing customers, and open the door to new markets. It is based on this reason, and the past success in terms of products launched, that one should take notice when we bring something new to the market,” Viveiros continues.
“Enter Majesti-Fi. Imagine doing away with the hassles and dangers of international roaming when on a business trip. Think for a second how attractive it would be to have a plan which provides you with fixed data costs, no dangers of bill shock, with data being either purchased on a monthly enterprise solution or a pay-as-you-go solution at extremely affordable rates which has shown savings costs of up to 90% on corporate travel.”
Importantly, data is pooled so for a corporate, the full use of data and cost thereof is maximised. Majesti-Fi is a simple device, with connectivity in 149 countries and offering the ability for a customer to load their data as needed. It handles five simultaneous wireless device/client connections, and gives travellers the peace of mind of knowing they are not on a public Wi-Fi system, so their connection is secured through an international carrier, with SIM card banks hosted in the UK.
For businesses such as travel agencies or international touring companies/hotels, the system allows them to provide international guests with a rentable hardware solution, to assure them of connectivity when away from the hotel/bus, or in their rented vehicle. For the first time in South Africa, international travellers need not go through the whole RICA process, SIM card swopping, number changing and the possibility of poor connectivity.