Somebody said on Twitter that every year there is a flavour at Mobile World Congress, and that this year “is the one of the Internet of things, also called M2M”. We agree. Of course smartphones, tablets and other devices have generated a great deal of expectation, but machine-to-machine technology has imbued many stands of the event, and it has aroused the curiosity of many visitors.
Yesterday, I was at WIRED 2012, an amazing event organized by Wired magazine in which speakers and attendees explore the ideas and technological innovations that are reshaping our world.
Thinking Things are truly plug’n’play: Combine the modules you want to connect your ideas to the Internet. Check it out in this presentation.
Almost two years ago, Telefónica decided to bring to fruition, with the creation of a global unit, what was in fact a demand from the market: the development of the global M2M business, independent from the markets where the company operates.
The increasing tendency towards urbanization, derived from rural migration to the cities, is undoubtedly one of the most relevant processes of the twentieth century. In developing countries, this migratory process has been reinforced due to high birth rates which have resulted in an important increase in urban population growth.