News | February 2014
The city of the future is one where citizens are not only connected to each other, but to the information and systems that matter to them.
It is estimated that half of the world’s population now live in cities and urban areas, but this presents its fair share of challenges. From transport to energy use, lighting to security, cities across the world must find new ways to accommodate their increasing population.
The city of the future is one underpinned by connectivity. Mobile is driving the vision of the smart city by enabling whole new developments to be built from the ground up using the latest technology to connect devices, systems and infrastructure directly to their inhabitants.
So-called Connected Living is a world where our homes, devices and our streets are seamlessly connected, transforming urban life as we know it. Machine-to-machine communication enables communication between each of these, helping urban planners and governments across the world build the cities of the future.
At MWC 2014, Vodafone is showcasing the latest smart city and connected living technology to illustrate the real-life implementation of these technologies. Through partnerships with other innovative organisations at the forefront of urban development, Vodafone is building the foundations of the smart cities of the future.
Drop by the Vodafone stand at the GSMA Connected City to see how M2M technology can transform heating systems into intelligent assets that can help boost efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness for facilities managers. You can also see how M2M SIMs are enabling security cameras to operate in remote, or difficult to reach areas protecting people and property.
We are also showing how smart M2M products are helping to reduce energy use with connected lights and smart grid technology – and our Energy Data Management platform is giving facilities managers unprecedented insight into energy use across estates and buildings.
Visit Vodafone M2M at Mobile World Congress in Hall 3, Stand 3A11 in the Connected City and talk about what M2M can do for your business or follow us @Vodafone_M2M for MWC updates.