Cubic Telecom is roaming juggernaut

Who: Cubic Telecom, based in Cork, Ireland.

Vitals: The company, which makes mobile phone SIM cards that allow cheaper, more flexible international roaming, was started by industry blogger Pat Phelan on a round of angel funding.

Why you should care: The heart of Cubic's MaxRoam offering is a GSM SIM card that will work with a variety of mobile phones, and also could use the WiFi aspect of converged GSM/WiFi phones. This would save international roamers the trouble of changing SIM cards frequently and up to 75 percent or so of the cost of typical international roaming. Cubic can also supply users with multiple VoIP phone numbers via a virtual PBX that can be linked with a particular SIM card.

For more:
- read this recent blog posting in ZDNet

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