Mobile World Congress 2014: Internet of Things


The Internet of things has become one of the major themes of Mobile World Congress, although the emphasis this year was slightly lower than in 2013. There were updates in the main areas of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the connected home. Inevitably there was quite a lot of overlap with what was shown at International CES in Las Vegas in January 2014 (see International CES 2014: Connected Home). Here we analyse the main trends and highlight announcements that were not on show at CES.