This project's funding goal was not reached on October 3, 2014.
About this project
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Liberating the mobile internet
One of the basic principles of the World Wide Web, is that it should be accessible from anywhere in the world. With millions of mobile devices, the internet is essential to staying connected. It is the gateway to new knowledge, reference, and inspiration. It is the lifeline for your network, colleagues, and family while you are on the go. It is providing the freedom to work from anywhere, whenever it suits you.
Access to the internet on your mobile device is liberating. However, those mobile devices are often not granting you a satisfactory experience – especially not when traveling abroad.
Imagine a device the size of two smartphones in your pocket or bag, a single click, and you are online anywhere in the world. It will even find the best available connection at a low, fixed price. There are no worries about outrageous roaming prices, and no limitations on your experience due to bad connection quality, or because you are bound by the services of a particular provider.
We call it “Liberating the mobile internet” – and the solution is called Anqor
One device. No more limitations. Six strong points
Your personal hotspot. All the time. Anywhere
When travelling abroad, you have to buy special SIMs or use other inconvenient solutions in order to get a mobile connection OR you have to accept outrageous roaming pricing.
Even if not travelling far away, being in one of the world’s metropoles, you often experience faulty connection quality – or no connection at all – caused by too many users connected to the same mobile operator as you.
In the same area, at the same time,
it is often possible to find another mobile operator who can deliver a much
better quality because of the dynamics of the mobile data net. But only if you
are not shackled to a single operator. That is why we invented Anqor.
Anqor is like having thousands of SIM cards with associated subscriptions in your pocket, connecting you to the best network anywhere, while only paying for one.
Anqor is your personal hotspot on steroids in your pocket: All the time. Anywhere.
Connectivity and convenience. All-in-one device
Get your Anqor hotspot. Activate it, and you are online. The patent pending Anqor hotspot is a 3G / 4G mobile data product, combining hardware and subscription.
Anqor you have a single “parent” device that automatically finds and connects
you to the best available mobile data net. You can then connect 10 different
devices to Anqor all at once.
Anqor affords thousands of subscriptions covering most of the world, and continuously increase the number of available mobile internet providers.
Technical features, such as the intelligent “preferred internet” functionality continuously check the bandwidth of other networks while you surf the internet or work online. If the one you are on slows down, the Anqor hotspot automatically switches to a better network.
The Anqor hotspot is able to make use of both the modems to deliver twice the capacity. To make use of the double bandwidth functionality, simply open the Anqor app on your smartphone or your computer and select the amount of time you want even higher speeds.
Remove the frustration of getting connected. Get online whenever and wherever you want.
How it Works
≈ 8 hours normal use
≈ 250 hours standby
Twelve-band LTE (1-5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, and 20)
Global 7-band HSPA+ (800, 850, 900, AWS 1700, 1900, and 2100)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz.
20dBm transmit power.
Up to 150 Mbps on 802.11n.
LTE - 100 Mbps DL / 50 Mbps UL
UMTS - 21.0 Mbps DL / 5.76 Mbps UL
7 RGB LEDs to show product status
Micro USB for charging
Single power button to manage whole system.
There is no commitment for both subscriptions and you can pause your subscription on a monthly basis anytime you like. When you travel you can upgrade to the £32 Global subscription. You can set Anqor to do this automatically or you can choose to do it manually.
*As our wholesale price can vary from country to country the amount of GB included in your subscription can vary based on that.
A single click from liberation of the mobile internet
Become a co-liberator – and achieve privileges. As a backer of the Anqor product, you will become a co-liberator and achieve the privileges that go along with it. Since you will be the first to receive our product we want to reward you. Some of the rewards are already presented here, but when you become a backer, we will – through the rest of your life – continue to give you discounts and benefits.
Your name will be on the hall-of-fame page on our website, honouring the visionary individuals that was key to making this game changing product a reality and liberating the mobile Internet.
Read more about the remarkable features
- follow the Anqor blog
Learn more about Anqors dual bandwidth functionality, meet the professor behind the antenna development, and stay informed on various other exciting features, such as charging the hotspot with your phone charger, how to connect up to ten devices, and what the LEDs indicates.
The Anqor hotspot has a number of remarkable features we want to share with you: Throughout the campaign, we will continuously keep you updated on these features, both on our blog and our website anqor.com. Remember to follow the new posts.
Hardware, software and subscription. All-in-one
The Anqor product is a combination of three important elements; hardware, software, and agreements with local mobile network operators. These three elements are all equally important; creating a product which automatically connects you anywhere a mobile network is available.
The Anqor hotspot is built using industry standard components of high quality, bringing the lead-time and the time for the certification process down. We have engaged with a large consumer electronics manufacturer who has extensive working experience from large mobile phone and consumer electronics projects.
The magic happens in the software, and to this end, we are bringing our more than 19 years of experience of supplying advanced telecom software from complex business logic, provisioning, order handling, back office, call centre, and billing etc.
Mobile network agreements
The Anqor team will sign mobile operator agreements. We will start with leading consolidators of mobile data in order to quickly launch, and then expand country by country, carrier by carrier, which will improve both rates and coverage. We already have positive responses from several major players, ensuring that we can liberate the mobile Internet from the beginning.
From day one, we will cover the following countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein,
Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom,
The United States, and The Vatican.
These will shortly be followed by Canada, China, major Middle East countries, India and Russia, among others.
Inventing and building the future
The knowledge and experience gained from working in multinational, billion-dollar companies like Nokia and SonyEricsson, has afforded the team members world class R&D expertise, a valuable industry network, and great insight in the complete development cycle of consumer products.
The Anqor device is fully developed in Denmark, and the design is very Scandinavian. Meet an enthusiastic, accomplished, and dedicated team behind Anqor.
The inventors Steen Engholm and Christian Broennum have for 19 years been partners in Capernow Telemanagement Systems; specialists in advanced software for the telecommunication industry. This means that we have all the core competences, systems, and prerequisites needed to solve the overall challenges involved in the Anqor project.
The team is used to managing large cross-functional development projects, including planning and executing a multitude of activities, ranging from concept development, product design, mechanical engineering and hardware integration, to procurement, supplier management, and manufacturing.
For the hardware design and industrialisation of Anqor, we have a unique project constellation handpicked from the most creative, skilled, and driven manufacturers and designers. With background in concept development, mechanical design, product- and project management, the team has solid experience from consumer electronics and mobile phones.
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Risks and challenges
Anqor is an advanced product containing three major elements; hardware, software and mobile data network agreements. The deployment of all three parts is areas where our team has major experience.
The project risk is lowered considerable by the fact that we already have a working prototype of the Anqor hotspot. In the next version (with your help), this will be much smaller and more mobile, as you can see from the 3D renderings.
By controlling both the hardware and the software, we are able to build a rock solid interface. We have reduced the project risk by having the best and most experienced team involved, and only working with suppliers and manufactures we have many years of experience with.
By choosing only high quality standard components for the Anqor hotspot and having a production controller onsite, we bring down the risk and time of certification and tests. However we also know that no project runs without challenges, but we are determined to solve them, as we have done in projects for the last two decades.
No risks have been identified in the area of mobile data network access, as we have already received confirmative responses and we know that we can get the access.
The project plan is based on a number of prerequisites, and as with other development projects we have tried to compress the schedule in order for us to get the Anqor hotspot on the market as soon as possible. Things that can interfere with the schedule is material shortage at the supplier, production quality issues, customs not releasing parts, late shipments and so on.
Anqor holds the right to perform changes in the design and the specifications such as components.
The retail price is our realistic estimate. Anqor holds the right to change the retail price, even though it is not expected to do so.
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