Lyfo ensures that mobile devices always automatically use the strongest 4G/5G connection at a given location. Lyfo’s new service is unique since the SIM card allows a mobile device to switch between the networks of multiple mobile operators. The solution works on the mobile networks of all mobile providers in Europe and is ideally suited for companies and organizations with mission- and business-critical processes. Lyfo is available immediately through operators, distributors and other ICT service providers.
Mobile data is crucial for companies and organizations in the public order and safety sector (OOV), government services, security, water boards, industry and sectors where guaranteed constant access to mobile data is essential. Yet there are places in the Netherlands where the network coverage of one mobile operator is better than that of another. Until now, it has been impossible to switch quickly and reliably between mobile networks within the country’s borders. “About two years ago we introduced the Windows version of Lyfo and now we can finally announce that Lyfo is also available for Android,” said Lyfo CEO Maurits Zandbergen. “With this, ‘always connected’ is not only a fact for tablets and laptops, but also for cell phones. When every second counts, Lyfo ensures the availability of a mobile network.”
Highest service levels
Lyfo ensures that the SIM card of a mobile device always has a reliable mobile connection with the highest service levels and an availability of 99.999 percent. That’s what users in the OOV sector are asking for, Zandbergen explains. “With automatic network selection, Lyfo always finds a mobile network with good coverage. Operators can activate the Lyfo application remotely and on multiple devices simultaneously with an applet on the SIM card. IT administrators of organizations using Lyfo therefore do not have to do anything.”
Lyfo has developed special software that continuously manages and analyzes network connections for signal level, latency and availability. Based on the Network Quality Indicator (NQI), Lyfo always decides which of the available mobile networks is best to use. Switching networks produces a two-second interruption. The current version of the Lyfo uses data traffic and so conversations via applications such as Microsoft Teams are also possible almost without interruption.
Lyfo has been working on Windows and Linux for two years now so laptops and Microsoft Surface tablets can already use the service. The application is used by several clients including the Dutch Pilotage. Pilots use a Microsoft Surface when navigating between locations. “A stable network connection is crucial for pilot safety,” Zandbergen says. “But they also need a stable Internet connection to create an overall picture of a situation and to have data such as water levels, wind force and traffic movements.”
Lyfo is a 100 percent Dutch software company and is making Lyfo available under license to (mobile) operators, distributors and other ICT service providers with immediate effect. Lyfo works entirely with a sales channel and offers partners a monthly recurring fee. “Our strategy is to offer this solution to the market via a distribution model. There is great interest from (inter)national mobile providers and from the public order & safety sector in the Benelux and Germany,” says Zandbergen. “Because Lyfo is suitable for any SIM card worldwide, we are now gearing up for a breakthrough in 2021. So we look forward with interest to mobile operators and distributors who will help us make our dream come true with Lyfo.”
For more information about this press release or about Lyfo’s services contact:
Maurits Zandbergen, phone: + 31 06 316 332 95, email.