IoT utopia : South Korea

The per-capita penetration of devices associated with the Internet of Things is highest in South Korea, at 37.9 per 100 inhabitants, according to a study on the industrial internet by the World Economic Forum. It’s followed by Denmark, Switzerland, the US, the Netherlands and Germany.

No surprise then, that with the total population of 51.5 mln people, South Korea is getting closer to the figure of 60 mln mobile subscribers (forecast by the end of 2016).

20 years ago you could hardly find a person with a mobile device, today it’s nearly impossible to find someone without one. South Korea, being the country at the forefront of developing new communication standards and optimizing / creating new devices to make “The Fifth Element” a reality, is the very example of modern IoT conception.

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Every device from mobile phone to rice-cooker or fridge in Korea now has its own IP and can accept orders from the owner any time. It can now talk, knows our schedule better than we do and has become a substitute to friends, family, professional maid and what-not for many people.

To keep up with the latest trends and enjoy the advantages of the miracles of computer science to its fullest, at the very least every person must have a mobile device – or in case with Koreans, the average of  1.17 devices per person. And that is smartphones only! In reality, no matter where you go – subway, park, restaurant or a movie theater – people everywhere have devices glued to their hands.

In this era, IT companies, especially the customer support lines of those in telecommunications business, are busier than 911 in case of emergency with the network. Among the variety of services and products, SMS business has now taken a great shift from the prime means of interpersonal communication (P2P) to one of the tools for reaching out to customers with just one click on manager’s keyboard (A2P).

 Sources :

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/south-korea-to-reach-60-mln-mobile-subs-by-end-2016-report–1136416

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/korea-leads-in-per-capita-iot-device-penetration–1136894

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MWC Shanghai 2016

MOBILE WORLD CONFERENCE 

SHANGHAI 2016

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Mobile World Congress 2016

Every year, this magnificent event attracts thousands of participants from all over the world to share the knowledge, experience, build new partnerships and maintain the existing connections between companies in the mobile industry.
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