The positive impact of the IoT on citizens, businesses and governments will be significant, ranging from helping governments reduce healthcare costs and improving quality of life, to reducing carbon footprints, increasing access to education in remote underserved communities, and improving transportation safety.

The expected value added impact of the IoT by 2020 is estimated to be in the region of 4.5 Trillion USD (Machina Research), including both revenue opportunities and cost savings that may be generated.

Find out more about what the IoT is, statistics on IoT growth and the socioeconomic impact of the IoT in, the resources below.

Connected Street Lighting: the next Milestone for Smart Cities Neill Young, Vertical Innovation Lead, GSMA Smart cities are now rapidly coming to life. As urban planners look to the possibilities of the IoT to improve city infrastructure, th...

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Interview: Now for Something Completely Different The Vodafone Group R&D Director explains why the Mobile Internet of Things is about to expand dramatically   Luke Ibbetson, Vodafone Group R&D Director, Chair of GS...

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LPWA: Streamlining Waste Collection (Use Case) Veolia harnesses the Mobile IoT to cut the number of truck journeys made to empty bins   As cities expand and the urban population grows, municipalities need to collect more...

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LPWA: Simplifying the Smart Home (Use Case) Hisense is exploring how the Mobile IoT can give consumers remote control over their appliances   At Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, multinational white goods and e...

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Verizon Launches Industry’s first LTE-M Nationwide IoT Network Last week, Mobile IoT (licensed low power wide area networks) made a significant breakthrough in North America after mobile network operator Verizon confirmed the launch of the f...

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The Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017 The Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase was a competition initiated by the GSMA Internet of Things Programme to enable innovative companies to make their contribution to a connected f...

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Webinar: Deploying Mobile IoT (LPWA) – Ask the Experts April 25, 2017 Register now Mobile IoT (licensed spectrum low power wide area) networks are a high-growth area of the IoT and will play an important role in connecting up billions of ...

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Digital Societies Policy Forum and GSMA Capacity Building Course May 08, 2017 With support from the Australian Government and other partners, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the GSMA are pleased to host the 3rd Asia-Pacific D...

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GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security May 23, 2017   IoT Security Masterclass: Establishing a Flexible Framework to Address Market Diversity Wednesday, 24 May, 11:15 – 12:00 Red Room, Hilton Hotel From conne...

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Mobile World Congress Shanghai June 28, 2017 The Internet of Things will be central to Mobile World Congress Shanghai  – Asia’s biggest mobile event. Bringing together the global mobile industry’s ...

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