The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s largest global sailing event. For the 2017/2018 race, Team Brunel was captained by the most experienced sailor this prestigious race has ever known: Bouwe Bekking. So it was only natural that M2MBlue, experts in their own right when it comes to global connectivity, become official partner of Mr. Bekking and his extraordinary team.
M2MBlue: Team Brunel Sponsor for the Volvo Ocean Race
M2MBlue provided Team Brunel with 22 MiFis containing M2MBlue’s robust SIMs. A MiFi provides a wireless internet connection for up to 10 devices (such as mobile phones and laptops), enabling the Brunel crew to get online no matter where they were. As if this wasn’t special enough, our sponsorship also included the premiering of our newest innovation: The CloudSIM!
This virtual SIM technology was integrated into every single MiFi – no more physical SIMs were used! Connecting to online had never been easier for the sailors. With each leg of the race, they would arrive in different countries on a new continent. But by simply switching on the MiFi, it immediately scanned the environment and selected the strongest local network. Regardless of their location in the world, by pushing just one button, the Brunel crew members were instantly connected with their home front!
M2MBlue is very proud of Team Brunel and their 3rd place win. They sailed an incredible race with a nerve-racking finish!