December 18, 2012
Mobile virtual network operator Kajeet is partnering with WiMAX carrier Clearwire in a move that could sell 4G modems and hotspots to families with children, reports GigaOM. The deal will officially allow Kajeet and Clearwire to resell 4G connections. Kajeet currently sells mobile broadband dongles and hotspots to schools, but may be looking to expand into a broader consumer base.
“Adding a 4G mobile broadband product with Clearwire gives our customers new connectivity options and allows Kajeet to expand our mobile service offerings so that we continue to lead in the creation and delivery of mobile solutions that are great for kids, families and educators,” says Daniel Neal, CEO and founder of Kajeet.
Kajeet’s family-friendly products offer parental controls and management software built in to every product. “Parents can define the phone numbers allowed to call the device, restrict usage by time and track their kinds using GPS,” explains the post. “Modems are typically open connections to the Internet, but Kajeet has developed similar management software for schools called Sentinel.”
Giving children a 4G hotspot may allow the device to act as “an Internet nanny” for children that are already connected through Wi-Fi tablets and laptops.