Kumbaya Honored with Two 2018 Mobile Breakthrough Awards

Annual awards program recognizes new zeroXess platform, delivering solar-powered energy, connectivity and content to off-grid communities globally, with awards for Social Impact and Technology Innovation

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 – Kumbaya, Inc., the company behind the zeroXess solution for off-grid power, connectivity and content, today announced it has been selected as the winner of two marquee awards for mobile technology innovation from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today.

Kumbaya’s zeroXess solution, a solar-powered home energy and communications hub, was named “Rural Wireless Solution of the Year,” and the company was also recognized with the prestigious “Social Impact Award” in the annual awards program. 

“We were incredibly pleased to see a variety of compelling award nominations this year from companies that are focused on a mission that involves not just delivering innovative technology, but to ultimately transform lives,” stated James Johnson, managing director, Mobile Breakthrough. “Kumbaya is doing just that with its zeroXess solution, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize the company with our Social Impact Award and Rural Wireless Solution of the Year Award. Congratulations to the entire Kumbaya team on the well-deserved industry recognition with the 2018 Mobile Breakthrough Awards program.”

The mission of the Mobile Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of mobile and wireless technology categories, including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City and many more. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the wireless industry.

Kumbaya’s zeroXess platform is a smart solar-powered connectivity hub to bring energy, connectivity and content to off-grid populations, refugee camps, and areas cut off from the world by natural disasters. The zeroXess solution, designed with unique IP protected technology, includes agnostic connectivity solutions, a 10’ touch screen and a simple to navigate intuitive menu for accessing the Kumbaya Content Library from the cloud, featuring content for education, telemedicine, farming, nutrition, and entrepreneurship.  zeroXess has built-in radio and TV, and includes IoT sensors that collect and transmit various sensor values to the Kumbaya cloud.

“Kumbaya’s zeroXess, with its alternative energy solution, overcomes the time and cost challenges associated with building out the infrastructure off-grid communities need for connectivity, ultimately kick-starting social and economic progress,” said Mike Freni, founder and CEO of Kumbaya.  “Connectivity is critical for the future of digital health, education and economic progress, and lack of access impairs financial growth when markets cannot develop, trade or become economically relevant to each other.  Further, imagine the power of the data collected from the unconnected and unbanked users to help identify, define, and solve problems. By allowing every industry to use the collected data stream to make informed, data-driven decisions, Kumbaya is fueling innovation and helping to properly align resources to get results that matter. We are driven by the knowledge that Kumbaya will positively impact the lives of millions of people, and are honored to receive the Mobile Breakthrough Awards for Social Impact and technology innovation in Rural Wireless.”

For more information on Kumbaya and its zeroXess platform visit www.Kumbaya.co


About Kumbaya

Kumbaya is “Connecting the Unconnected,” bringing sustainable power, connectivity and content to off-grid communities globally. Kumbaya’s mission is to create sustainable solutions that enable the under-served, unconnected people of our world to transform their lives. With this in mind, Kumbaya designed zeroXess, a solar-powered home energy and communications hub that is affordable, reliable and sustainable, to ensure there is always electricity, light, connectivity, and access to the information of the world. Founded in 2016, Kumbaya is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Learn more at www.Kumbaya.co.


About Mobile Breakthrough

Part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, the Mobile Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in mobile and wireless technology companies, products and people. The Mobile Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough mobile companies and products in categories including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management and Security, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City technology, WLAN, WiFi and more. For more information visit www.MobileBreakthroughAwards.com.


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Media Contact: Melissa Rue, (208) 850-5939, m.rue@Kumbaya.co

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