Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain this week, attracts hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. They are drawn to one the most influential tech gatherings of the year where some of the biggest mobile and IOT deals are announced. It is also where the connections happen that will determine much about the future of M2M and IOT.
Aeris Communications executives are at MWC in force, meeting with customers and partners and building new relationships for the future. They arrived in Barcelona following the recent release of Aeris GSP, a global M2M services and technology platform enabling Mobile Network Operators to optimize their M2M services. The solution helps mobile operators bridge an Opportunity Gap - the set of M2M opportunities for them held back by high cost thresholds, low revenue per connection, or platform inflexibilities.
The Aeris GSP delivers the cost structure, flexibility and advanced services that let operators capture high-value M2M customers and service the whole M2M opportunity. Aeris personnel are sharing the details of this solution, along with the rest of the Aeris M2M product and services portfolio in Spain this week.
This years event has been the site of major announcements for both consumer and business connectivity.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made waves, announcing that his company was paying $16 billion to acquire messaging service WhatsApp to bolster the burgeoning social network.
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) won a contract to supply base stations to boost U.K. communications company EEs UK LTE coverage in 2014 to 95 per cent of the population. Under the deal, valued at about $340 million, NSN will install several thousand base stations in rural areas of the U.K.
The European Commission announced that a project into research and innovation of 5G connectivity will reach funding of about $5.7 billion. The joint 5G research and innovation program was created by the European Commission and the private sector as the European Union seeks to develop global mobile technology.