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About a month ago, Maxroam for Chromebooks was launched to give global travelers a way to stay connected with both work and their personal lives back home in 55 countries.

Now, Cubic Telecom, the company behind the Maxroam service has announced an alliance between itself and computing giant HP to roll out a global broadband service for select HP ProBook models, HP EliteBook notebooks, and the HP ElitePad 900.

Called HP Mobile Connect, the service will utilize a special software app and a multi-IMSI global SIM card embedded in the aforementioned notebooks during manufacturing and will work on both 3G and next-generation 4G networks with integrated Qualcomm Gobi 3G and 4G technology. Local pricing for HP Mobile Connect can reach as low as €1.25 for three hours, though other plans will also be available with time frames spanning one day, one week, and one month.

HP Mobile Connect will be offered initially in Europe, with local plans available in Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK, and will help users stay connected around the world.

Back in May, Cubic Telecom announced the creation of 70 jobs worldwide after a round of funding helped it secure $5.2 million USD from Qualcomm, ACT Venture Capital, TPS Investments and Enterprise Ireland. So far, it looks like the company is well on its way of achieving this goal.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at http://www.joshrobertnay.com.