KAIOS Technologies is a startup on a mission to bridge the digital divide by connecting the next billion non consumers who are at the base of the pyramid and not served by the current telco players without access to internet in emerging countries.
In developing countries such as in Africa, internet infrastructure is not available to millions across the continent and where it exists in some parts due to corruption, it costs a lot which makes it unaffordable for many.
Google’s Project Loon was conceived to fix this friction in emerging markets while Facebook launched it’s Internet Access Free Basic programme to provide accessibility to basic internet across Africa. These initiatives have still not made internet consumption a basic affordable commodity, which will help to provide the opportunities that will empower Africa’s young generation to unlock their potentials for prosperity.
KAIOS believes that it’s emerging operating system for smart feature phones will redesign the mobile communications market focused on the lower income consumers with more than devices running on it’s platform already shipped in Canada, USA, Asia, Europe and other parts of the world. Devices which run on it’s Operating System requires limited memory and still offers a rich user experience with access to apps like Google Assistant, Whats App, Youtube, Facebook, Google Maps and Twitter.
KAIOS brings apps, Wi-Fi, GPS and other advanced features to non touch smartphones and has established partnerships with leading Original Device Manufacturers/Original Equipment Manufacturers and carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Reliance Jio, HMD Global, Micromax, Doro, Bullit, Maxcom, MTN which launched it’s feature phone powered by KAIOS this year in Nigeria, Africa’s largest market, Orange and China Mobile and plans to be embedded in over 150million devices globally before the end of 2019.