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DePIN Project Dabba Accelerates Plans to Bring Decentralised Internet Connectivity to India

Decentralised wireless venture Dabba has confirmed the upcoming launch of its Season 2 campaign, as it accelerates plans to deploy over 100,000 Dabba Lite devices across India by the end of the year.

Dabba, which sold all 1000 initial networking devices in a matter of days during its Season 1 campaign earlier this year, is on a mission to bring super fast, super cheap internet to all Indians via its robust decentralised physical network (DePIN) 

With a population of 1.43 billion, India’s broadband penetration rate is extremely low, with just 30 million citizens enjoying access to WiFi internet and less than 50% of the population having internet access of any kind. Dabba is poised to become an industry leader in this underserved market by building a network of Local Cable operators (LCOs) and deploying its low-cost, proprietary networking hardware far and wide.

The network has seen a steady consumption of 90-100 TB of paid data per month across these 1000 sold devices, underscoring strong demand for the Solana project’s services. Powered by the Dabba token, Dabba will aggregate and leverage over 150,000 LCOs and help them efficiently scale their operations in remote and suburban areas of India.With the typical LCO in India having a modest subscriber base of just 300-500 connections, Dabba believes it can help LCOs expand by at least 10x, further expanding the Dabba network.

“With more than 1.4 billion people and the limitation to expand the fixed broadband connectivity, India represents the largest market for decentralised wireless and WiFi networks, and Dabba is strategically positioned to become a market leader within this space.”Arul Murugan, Managing Partner at Borderless Capital.

The decentralised physical infrastructure network is inviting hotspot owners to purchase its router hardware before choosing an LCO, which will deploy the device on their behalf. Thereafter, participants can earn Dabba token rewards according to the quantity of data consumed by hotspot users and have committed to install hotspots only in locations where customers have shown a willingness to pay for WiFi connectivity. 

Data demand has doubled over the last 5 years in India, currently outstripping the capacity of existing networks, the platform will aggregate providers to offer broadband connectivity at significantly lower costs. It also stands to benefit from the country’s appetite for cryptocurrencies: India received approximately $250 billion in crypto value between July 2022 and June 2023, second only to the United States.

“Dabba’s strategic alliance with stakeholders essential for connectivity, especially Local Cable Operators (LCOs) marks a pivotal shift in India’s internet landscape. This innovative model not only enhances connectivity but also drives grassroots economic growth, positioning Dabba as a key player in India’s quest for universal internet access.” says Shayon Sengupta of Multicoin Capital.

Dabba, whose investors include Multicoin Capital, Y Combinator and Borderless Capital, previously played a key role in helping Google expand its public WiFi and FSOC initiatives.

People interested in participating can purchase a device on the website

About Dabba

Dabba aims to connect the unconnected with a visionary decentralised physical infrastructure (DePIN) network, building the high-speed broadband infrastructure India demands, from the ground up. By enabling thousands of local cable operators to participate in its network and scale their subscriber base, Dabba is uniquely positioned to bring high-speed internet connectivity to millions of Indians at a price everyone can afford.