Chennai: Soon, one SIM card would be enough to talk to across the world.
Bridging the telecom divide, Jaxtr, Hotmail co-founder Sabeer Bhatia’s telecom venture, is all set to bring out a special SIM card that can be used seamlessly across all countries irrespective of the telecom company.
“We at Jaxtr, have already come up with a common SIM card that can be used in four countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico and this should be out in a few months,” said Sabeer Bhatia, who was in Chennai to launch the Indian subsidiary of his commercial real estate venture.
“By next year, we will be extending this to include 30 countries across the world,” he said.
Jaxtr is a social communications company that melds together global calling, SMS, and social networking.
While Skype popularised the concept to make calls through personal computers for consumers, Jaxtr builds on that concept by allowing calls to be routed through VoIP to and from both mobile and landline phones. Mr Bhatia acquired Jaxtr for an unknown amount on June 14, 2009.
Telecom apart, the Hotmail co-founder is now training his guns on IT and commercial real estate software sector.
He is now actively promoting AMP Technologies, a cloud-based software and services company, catering to global commercial real estate industry to manage its investment performance analytics.
Launching the Indian subsidiary of AMP in Chennai on Thursday, Bhatia said, “The Chennai unit will function as an offshore unit servicing CRE investors, owners and operators with cost effective, and high-quality lease administration, finance and accounting.”