The Ammbr ShareTheNetwork Challenge

As we enter the final month of the Ammbr crowdsale, we are offering the Ammbr community the chance to win 2,000 AMR through our “#ShareTheNetwork” challenge.

There are 2 parts of this challenge campaign.

Part 1 – Create an account on (or log into) https://coinclaim.io, find our campaign at https://coinclaim.io/company/ammbr and claim the 3 #ShareTheNetwork campaigns:

  • Twitter #ShareTheNetwork Share – earn 40 AMR
  • Facebook #ShareTheNetwork Share – earn 40 AMR
  • Reddit #ShareTheNetwork Share – earn 40 AMR

You will earn 120 AMR total for completing all of these tasks

DO NOT CLAIM THE “Answer the #ShareTheNetwork” CAMPAIGN UNTIL YOU READ PART 2!

Part 2 – You will answer the challenge outlined below.

The Challenge

Simply put, we want to know how you would get other people to buy an Ammbr Router, as if you were a salesperson. How would you get your friends to join the network? Will you sell the router because of its blockchain capabilities? Is it the mesh networking technology that makes the Ammbr routers stand out? Or do you just think it’s a great way to change the world? Everyone has their own reasons for being part of our vibrant community and we want to hear your ideas on how to best appeal to others.

We’re looking for a unique approach that uses out-of-the-box thinking and appeals to our users or potential users. We will be rewarding every entrant to the challenge with 40 AMR. The user with the best pitch will be rewarded with 2,000 AMR tokens, that powers the Ammbr Mesh Network, which you will receive once our crowdsale ends.

Claim the “Answer the #ShareTheNetwork” Challenge here: https://coinclaim.io/company/ammbr . Then read and follow the instructions carefully. You will earn 40 AMR for completing this campaign and will be automatically entered for the grand prize for a total of 2,000 AMR tokens.

The grand prizes will be awarded as follows.

  1. The creativity of your Challenge Answer – 1,000 AMR
  2. The number of upvotes your post gets. So be sure tell your friends to vote for your answer. – 1,000 AMR

The same person can win all 2,000 AMR!

The contest will be running until 12 March 2019 at 0:00 (GMT-6) and we will announce the winner on 15 March 2019.

We can’t wait to hear back from our community on how you would sell Ammbr routers!

Access To Electricity & The Internet Go Hand-In-Hand

One of the major stumbling blocks for the Ammbr team in our effort to extend broadband to roughly four billion people around the world is electricity, which is a scarce resource in many of the regions that we’re targeting.

In recent days, we have heard from members of the Ammbr community in South Africa about rolling blackouts throughout the country, which have come about as a result of the mismanagement of their state-owned electricity public utility. The blackouts are having a severe impact on the South African economy, partly because access to the Internet is impossible under these circumstances. The same holds true for many regions around the world where electricity is unreliable.

Roughly 1.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity in their homes, and of these approximately 95% are located in Africa and Asia, according to a report from the University of Calgary.

The majority of those people that live “off-the-grid” are in rural areas (84%) and this is at its worst in South Sudan where only 2% of the population has access to electricity. In the USA, Canada, Australia and the vast majority of Europe, 100% of the population have access to electricity and such lack is mostly unknown except in disasters. In these countries the lack of Internet is also not a consideration, except in some rural areas. It goes without saying that this is a case of correlation and causation.

Africa has the lowest electricity penetration rates, as well as the worst Internet penetration rates, with only 36.1% of Africans having access to the Internet. The majority of its users come from Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, where 100% of the population has access to electricity. South Africa boasts the most Internet users, but energy penetration, despite their troubles, still stands at 83%.

The data is undeniable and this is why the Ammbr team has been working closely with partners that are pursuing decentralized electricity solutions such as Ubuntu Power and Illum Applied Technologies.  

Ubuntu Power designs and installs power, Internet and biogas solutions in remote villages in East Africa. Ammbr is collaborating on developing scalable micro-grid solutions that work seamlessly with the Ammbr telecommunications solution.

Illum Applied Technologies is developing a blockchain-based energy-trading marketplace, MyVPP, that will give homeowners the ability to generate or procure inexpensive energy at off-peak times and resell it back into the grid at peak times. Ammbr is providing telecommunications expertise and a secure IoT hub solution for myVPP.

These collaborations illustrate innovative ways we are integrating power solutions with Ammbr to also address the problem of access to electricity.

Our flagship product, which caters to installations where electricity supply is absent, is the Ammbr Hex Mesh router.

The HEX mesh solar router is an all-weather wireless telecommunications device that is effortless to set up for last mile Wi-Fi connectivity. It has long range Wi-Fi or TVWS backhaul, is spectrum agile,  and supports mesh networking. Furthermore, it’s setup is a simple plug and play process for people unfamiliar with networking and it includes strong security features. The Ammbr Hex Mesh Router can bring Internet access to countless people around the world who don’t have access to electricity. Catering towards those people’s needs alone will take us one giant leap closer towards narrowing the digital divide.