Product description Brand name and product description

The BRCK is a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device that provides internet connectivity in areas of the world with poor infrastructure. With a data enabled SIM card, existing wifi or ethernet cord or with the BRCK vMNO, the BRCK provides a shareable wifi signal for up to 20 devices. BRCK can operate in over 140 countries. The BRCK includes a GSM antenna port for long range signal receiving, internal memory storage and a built in battery with an eight (8) hour life so that internet remains even when power does not.

The BRCK is a software infused device. The BRCK includes a cloud-based system, called Moja that syncs your BRCK with current data from cellular providers in your country. This backend provides a dashboard of metrics to monitor your connectivity and devices over time, and a way to install new services like VPN, Dropbox or any other app that a user might create.

The BRCK is no longer in production.

BRCK is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

As of November 2016, BRCK is out of stock. “We recently phased out the original model of BRCK devices, the BRCK v1. We are currently testing the next version of the BRCK and we hope to have it out in Q1 2017.”

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

BRCK is based in Kenya, but has an international reach. Specific regions of the world where the BRCK has been distributed were not shared by BRCK.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

BRCK was the sole distributor.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$250 USD was the retail price of the BRCK.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Conventional internet and content delivery providers are direct competitors. Some examples are OuternetInternet-in-a-box, etc.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 16 and specifically “access to information” is the most applicable goal, however availability of information can promote all of the SDGs.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Businesses, schools, government, corporations, non-profits, etc.

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