Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable


The mobile industry provides mission critical communications for key services in every community. Mobile network operators provide life-saving connectivity in the face of natural disasters, conflict and war. Our networks can be used to increase resilience to disasters through early warning systems, SIM-enabled monitoring and big data analytics. Connectivity is also a key ingredient for innovation in reducing communities’ environmental footprint.


  1. The Internet of Things – A World of Opportunity

    The Internet of Things will connect a new generation of smart devices, creating invaluable business opportunities.

  2. The Electricity Grid of the Future

    Telekom Slovenije and its partners meeting the communication requirements of the future electricity supply grid.

  3. Real-time monitoring and control of Japanese Utilities with 4G

    In Japan, mobile operator KDDI is using 4G networks to provide advanced metering infrastructure services.

  4. An analysis of IoT transport solutions

    The use of Information Technology, sensors and communications in surface transport application.

  5. Smoother, Smarter Transport in the UAE

    How mobile technologies are making it easier to travel on Dubai’s metro, buses and water taxis. 

  6. Building for the Future, Dubai

    A pioneer of smart building technology reducing the Emirate’s energy bills and its impact on the environment.

  7. Smarter Cities

    ‘Smart city’ initiatives focus on using technology to make it easier to live, navigate and do business.

  8. Disaster Recovery: When your restore the mobile network you rebuild the human network

    In disaster zones communication is critical. Mobile networks can be a matter of life and death.

  9. Life Stories: Peer networking for female entrepreneurs

    Souktel must find solutions to the area’s problems using only SMS and IVR-based deployments.

  10. Life Stories: Mobile birth registration in Uganda

    In most countries, proof of identity is essential yet in some areas, as low as 21% of children are registered at birth.

  11. Preparing for the Unexpected: Ooredoo responds to a Water Crisis in the Maldives

    Fire breaks out and cuts off drinking water to over 150,000 people.

  12. Working to Improve Water Access

    Mobile technology works to improve water services that are intermittent, unreliable, and potentially unsafe.

  13. SK Telecom Innovation for disaster response

    The usage of technology to improve humanitarian action and make disaster preparedness and response more efficient.

  14. NTT Docomo introduce programmable SIMs to enable IoT

    Eliminating the need to intervene to replace SIM cards over the lifetime of M2M products, reducing ongoing operational and logistical costs.

  15. If disaster occurs Softbank Message Board keeps families connected

    Promoting awareness of disasters and how to prepare for them - Be Aware, Be Prepared.

  16. Driving Innovation in Connected Living. U.S. leading the way

    GSMA: Driving Innovation in Connected Living: The US flags the future of M2M.

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