Cambridge Wireless has drawn together industry experts to examine future opportunities and challenges for Machine to Machine communications. “Mobile Networks: The advent of Machines – Are you ready?” takes place at the London branch of law firm Bird and Bird on 4 December 2013 and will focus on the next phase of connected devices and how M2M will dramatically shape how we live, work and operate in the next decade.
Speakers from companies including u-blox, Airspan, EE Network Strategy and Plextek, will present the rapid advances in M2M connectivity, which are increasingly cutting out the human element. Also, with devices connecting to each other over the internet using mobile broadband, the event will look at how this is driving network requirements far beyond their current capability, putting the internet infrastructure under increased strain.
George Grayland, Senior Solutions Manager at Nokia Solutions and Networks who champions the event, comments: “According to the NSN Technology Vision 2020, an even broader range of use cases for networks will develop as communication technologies proliferate into all industries and billions of machines and objects get connected. We cannot even imagine most of the applications resulting from this today. Yet it is clear they will go far beyond the classical examples of the smart grid or home automation. Just imagine the potential – but also the requirements – that remotely controlled unmanned vehicles would bring to mobile broadband networks.”
Soraya Jones, CEO of Cambridge Wireless said, “Our Mobile Broadband Special Interest Group has pulled together an extraordinary event to challenge the current thinking around how mobile networks are structured, and how this will need to change in the future. The event will appeal to specialists in the mobile broadband field, including mobile operators who are directly involved in this evolution of technology along with next generation technology firms that have a new approach to connectivity and M2M devices.”