Accenture, Ericsson, Intel, Qualcomm to power Connected House concept of GSMA at Mobile World Congress

By Telecom Lead Team: AT&T, KT and
Vodafone and their partners – Accenture, Airbiquity, AQ, Ericsson, Intel, KTH,
Qualcomm, Rsupport, Sony and Zelitron will power the Connected House concept of
GSMA. The Connected House features a living future where everyone and
everything can benefit from intelligent wireless connections.

The GSMA is also partnering with Embedded
SIM solution suppliers Gemalto and Giesecke & Devrient for this

Visitors at the Mobile World Congress will
explore how mobile is driving innovation to deliver the Connected Life now and
in the future. Inside, the latest in cutting-edge wireless technologies will
show how you can make your home more intelligent, how mHealth services can
improve people’s wellbeing, and how connectivity in cars will keep drivers better

“The Connected Life enabled through mobile
technology is already integral to our daily lives, enhancing the way we
commute, look after our health, teach our children and control our home
environment. With the total number of connected devices set to triple over the
next decade to 24 billion, and the number of mobile connected devices set to
surpass 12 billion in 2020, the Connected House will showcase the innovative
solutions of today and the mobile industry’s vision for the future,” said Michael
O’Hara, chief marketing officer, GSMA.


There will be demonstrations of the
Embedded SIM and its use in connected devices. As the mobile industry moves
from connecting handsets to connecting a wide range of devices, the Embedded
SIM will enable over the air provisioning of operators credentials, while
continuing to deliver the assured levels of robust security and
interoperability that consumers expect.


At the event, AT&T will showcase Blue
Libris Personal Emergency Response System, a health monitor for seniors,
patients and children. This single button mobile solution enables the real-time
sensing of health information, the automatic monitoring of user location and
activity and simultaneous voice communication with users.

The mobile giant will showcase AT&T
Digital Life, an IP-based remote monitoring and automation platform that will
equip global service providers with the capabilities to offer their subscribers
customizable, web-based home automation, energy and security services. The
platform will enable providers to offer devices like wireless sensors and
cameras that will communicate with a control center inside the home, managed
through a web based user interface. 

KT will demonstrate KT’s new Kibot robot
teaches children to read, sing and speak in different languages. This robot
terminal provides customized Smart Home services for infants and elementary
school students, assuring safety through learning, play, and home monitoring.

Visitors can experience groundbreaking NFC
enabled SIM-based devices including an e-Wallet offering services such as
credit and cash card payments, access keys, memberships, coupons and stamps,
all through your mobile phone; the Olleh WorkSpace, a collaborative work
solution for tablets and smartphones; and even a Smart Flower Service,
providing information on different types of flowers through terminal tagging.

 Vodafone will have a Tracking and
Monitoring Service to help companies monitor and manage stock levels while
preventing the theft of valuable assets such as refrigerators The live demo
shows how companies can check the location in real time of an ice cream cooler
– and monitor whether it has been moved or stolen. 

Vodafone will also showcase an Energy
Management solution which helps businesses operating across several sites to
monitor and optimise energy consumption in each of their buildings remotely.
The demonstration monitors lighting, heating, air conditioning and power
consumption – generating cost savings, reducing CO2 emissions and improving
building maintenance management.

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