Connected devices will assist us with a wide range of daily tasks. For example, an intelligently-connected vehicle will be able to check its owner’s calendar, identify potential dates for maintenance and then navigate to the garage via the most efficient route. Insurers will use connected devices inside vehicles to monitor individual driving practices and set appropriate insurance premiums. A smart meter will identify opportunities to save money by automatically monitoring your home’s or business’ energy consumption.
In many parts of the world, the foundations of the Connected Life are already in place: Advanced mobile broadband networks deliver faster data rates, low latency and near ubiquitous coverage. With six billion existing connections and 1.5 billion new devices added every year, the mobile sector already has unrivalled immense economies of scale. Moreover, the mobile industry is built on a global network of standards-based services and devices that provide a highly stable platform on which to build the connected future.