GSMA to unveil Connected City at MWC

The GSMA will unveil Connected City at Mobile World Congress inviting visitors to explore a realistic city environment and experience first-hand how cutting-edge mobile products and services are improving our connected lives.

The Connected City, which attracted 15,000 visitors last year and was one of the most popular attractions at Mobile World Congress, is being brought to life by the GSMA’s partners, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT and Vodafone.

It aims to demonstrate through interactive exhibits how intelligent mobile connections are making services in smart cities, education, health, transport, retail and identity and security much richer, smarter experiences. The city will also feature solutions from Accenture, Ericsson, General Motors, IBM, Huawei, Samsung and Synchronoss Technologies amongst many others.

“Mobile connectivity is shaping the world around us, enabling a wealth of valuable context-aware services that are delivered immediately to consumers and businesses,” said Michael O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA.

“The progress of connected devices and machine-to-machine communications continues unabated. This year, the Connected City is our biggest, most ambitious and most inspiring showcase yet and we invite visitors to experience how mobile technology is impacting our lives now and in the near future,” added O’Hara.

The GSMA Connected City will showcase mobile innovations like: Smart Sensing Shirts to monitor and optimise performance; Future of connected car; Security focusing on opening the doors of a concept car, the lock on your house and access to office buildings; Home control and monitoring alarm system, thermostat and security cameras to work together; Healthcare enabling virtual healthcare visits; and NFC-based digital commerce solutions.

The AT&T Drive Studio will showcase AT&T Drive, an end-to-end solution that AT&T and its contributors can provide manufacturers around the world, replicating the US based Drive Studio recently opened in Atlanta. AT&T Drive is a modular global platform to help auto manufacturers deliver connected car innovations.

AT&T Digital Life will showcase an end-to-end solution for home automation and energy management enabling global service providers to offer a white-labeled solution. AT&T Digital Life is an all-IP, all-wireless platform solution.

Digital Life International B2B Solution employs AT&T’s software-as-a-service model, enabling flexibility and customization to deliver turnkey capabilities to Service Providers, allowing them to implement to serve the needs of their business.

Jointly with its partner IBM, Deutsche Telekom will showcase smart solutions for M2M and the Internet of Things, including: Smarter stadium and Smarter retail/food.

KT has displayed g-Manual, a medical mobile application providing personalized information about suitable medicines, possible diseases and other helpful information based on a user’s personal genome data inputted into a user’s smartphone.

Vodafone together with its partners Accenture, Huawei and BMW, Vodafone M2M will demonstrate: Smart Retail, Smart City, Automotive and Health.

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