GSMA will showcase Innovation City at #MWC16

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

GSMA innovation cityThe GSMA Innovation City is returning to MWC. Now this is something you don’t want to miss! The onsite demonstrations will include industry, transport, health, home and retail.

Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of GSMA said, “whether it’s remotely monitoring our homes, pets or even livestock, keeping track of our fitness levels or providing real-time information to our cars, intelligent mobile technology underpins it all. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the City to experience the present and future in this exciting space.”

Well, this is what I plan to do there – check in and board a lifelike airliner and experience a cool virtual reality interactive journey using a smart phone and an Oculus Rift headset.

The GSMA innovation city will also include an airport, a café, a farm, a vineyard and shops, along with a number of connected cars and many other experiences. The exhibits will demonstrate the very latest in mobile connected products and services.

AT&T will showcase Internet of Things (IoT) solutions such as connected car, smart cities and real-life industrial IoT use cases. AT&T’s Digital Life’s – smart home security and automation platform, other connected devices like bikes and more.

The GSMA will showcase a Multi-Domestic Service, a global M2M connectivity management solution that simplifies the global deployment, management and operations of M2M and IoT services for large enterprises.

Jasper will be demonstrating how enterprises can use a global IoT service platform for business transformation-

  • Connected car services, Global operations automation,
  • Real-time visibility and control of the IoT service platform for retailers. Vending machines using the IoT service platform
  • Connected eBikes on the road in China and throughout the world.

KT will showcase 5G IoT use cases – like a 5G base station that covers LTE backpacks, drones, satellites and more.

Sierra Wireless, with partners Axis, Parkeon and Valeo, will show:

  • Connected parking meters that are multi-service kiosks and enable couponing, city news updates and payment of parking fines.
  • Mobile video surveillance stations fit to deploy in places without a dedicated network infrastructure, to cover events such as demonstrations, riots, outdoor concerts or sporting events.
  • Remote interaction with cars via a smartphone or tablet to perform actions such as locking or unlocking and activation and deactivation of wipers or heating, as well as real-time car location, live video streaming and more.

GSMA exhibits – Check in on board The Innovation City Airliner: The GSMA Innovation City invites guests to board an airliner and experience the connected future by taking one of four virtual reality journeys via Oculus Rift headsets.

  • Connected Car: A brand new Jaguar F Pace and see the latest innovations in connected car technology.
  • Virtual Shopping: Swipe and select virtual 3D shopping items from a large touchscreen and add them to your basket to see how groceries can be ordered and delivered to your home.
  • Connected Agriculture: Experience how farmers monitor wind, sun and moisture levels to keep track of their crops, as well as keep tabs on the location and health of livestock.
  • Mobile IoT Vineyard: See how mobile technology is helping to keep grape vines and wine stocks at optimum levels.
  • Mobile Connect: See Mobile Connect digital authentication service important for banking and eGovernment.
  • Connected Transport: Learn how mobile connectivity is helping to track bikes and keep cyclists safe.
  • Low Power Wide Area: See how Low Power Wide Area networks are connecting water meters and smart bikes even pet trackers.

This looks like part of MWC you don’t want to miss.

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About the Author: Jonathon has been lurking around the Telecoms and Internet space for the last 20 years. He is now a man on a mission – that being the reformation of the Industry Analyst business. He is working with his co-conspirators on transforming the Industry Analyst world forever as an Expert with EMI. .

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