From Billions of People to Billions of
Things: Future Connected World
4G Americas and Yankee Group offer workshop at 4G World
October 19 2011
BELLEVUE, Wash. – “A world of connectivity resides in the not too distant future, taking us from 5.5 billion connections to well over 20 billion connections by 2020, and the wireless technology that will successfully enable connected devices across a wide range of vertical and horizontal industries will be HSPA and LTE,” stated Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications and Analyst Relations for 4G Americas.
4G Americas and Yankee Group will present an educational workshop, 4G Future ‘Connected Device’ World, on Tuesday, October 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4G World that is free and open to all attendees.
Earlier this month, 4G Americas released a white paper titled, Mobile Broadband Connected Future: From Billions of People to Billions of Things, commissioned from Yankee Group. Key findings of the report will be presented by Ken Rehbehn, Principal Analyst at Yankee Group, and an interactive panel of experts representing members of the 3GPP mobile broadband connected device ecosystem will offer discussion with the audience. James Seymour, Ph.D., Senior Director, Bell Labs Fellow, Wireless CTO Organization, Alcatel-Lucent; Loic Bonvarlet, Software Application Engineering Manager, Cinterion; Reiner Klement, Vice President Product Management, Qualcomm; and John Keough, Analyst, Yankee Group, will serve on the panel.
“Our future depends on connectivity,” stated Rehbehn. “By embedding cellular connectivity from the 3GPP technologies into connected devices, OEMs realize this vision and deliver solutions that delight consumers through proven high-performance radio technologies embraced by the vast majority of mobile operators around the world.”
The Yankee Group report concludes that connected device deployments enjoy clear benefits from the use of 3GPP (GSM-LTE) technologies from the individual device level through to the network infrastructure. OEMs moving to embed their devices will need to choose a scalable, cost-effective and high-bandwidth network technology and the 3GPP family of technologies provides a scalable option for connectivity. In addition, 3GPP modules are cost-effective and the 3GPP family of technologies offers the most flexible range of high- and low-bandwidth network options.
Attendees at 4G World are invited to attend this featured session. The Yankee Group white paper, Mobile Broadband Connected Future: From Billions of People to Billions of Things (October 2011), is available for free download on the 4G Americas website: www.4gamericas.org.
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.
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