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The 2017 edition of the Mobile World Congress passed by so quickly, it almost seems as if another four days would have been necessary to be able to see everything. With over 108.000 attendees and 2000 expositors from all over the world, the MWC has become the biggest mobile industry event. And for a second year in a row, Cronos Group was there.

Right by the Spain Pavilion, our team received attendees at the Cronos Group stand, where we were happy to present our main projects: Tinkerlink and Opulix.

Tinkerlink, breaks all schemes as an app that provides safety, speed and trust, to help you find trustworthy experts or potential clients to offer your skills and make extra money.

Search, find and connect, that’s the idea. The user has the possibility to create cards: “I’m Tinker” or “Need Tinker” to choose whether to offer skills or to find someone inside their network to help with a task. Available at Google Play.  

Opulix, is a crowdsourced platform where writers from all over the world have the possibility to have their own blog and express their ideas with the world. With a community of almost 70 authors and over 10000 readers, Opulix publishes daily articles about life, science, politics, tech and more.

Based on the principle of shared economy, our projects are built on the idea that together we can create and achieve greater things. We saw that principle replicated at the Mobile World Congress where ideas worked better when connected with others, achieving a whole new level of innovation to improve the human experience.

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Cars are getting more and more connected. In the first quarter of 2016, more cars were added to mobile networks in the American market than smartphones.

More than a third of new connections were in cars, followed by 31% in mobiles. Finally, tablets constituted 23 percent of connections while M2M (machine to machine) was just 14 percent. Connected cars are becoming more and more widespread in the last few years with many users connecting their vehicles to a cell service.

As an example, US telecommunications company, AT&T has eight million cars on its network, probably the highest of any mobile operator in the world, states Chetan Sharma report. AT&T mobile car’s solutions is appealing automobile manufacturers, to the point that they have sealed deals with 9 out of 15 US car companies.

 

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One of the projects to improve cars convenience was started on 2015 by a University of Texas engineering student, Nancy Rodriguez, who was also an intern at AT&T Plano Foundry. After watching some tragic news about children left by accident in hot cars, she decided to build a product that detects living creatures on automobiles and triggers an alarm in certain situations. This prototype has been continued by AT&T and will probably be commercialized in some cars next year.

Despite the advantages of having a connected car (to detect other cars, or to track your way to a destination), many consumers aren’t aware their car is connected. 4 out of 10 don’t realize the cars they owned already had connectivity features on board. On the other hand, the rest said that connected features influenced their decision to buy a certain car.

 

Our digital society moves towards a new generation of communications, the 5G. This means, wired and wireless devices will use the same infrastructure, leading us to the next step of strategic technology thought to this “connected” society. The incorporation of IoT in our daily lives would be easier thanks to the ultra-high bandwidth that will serve to improve connectivity not only for users but for objects.

The goal of 5G is to be available for everybody. Not the case with 4G, which has been fully implemented by American carriers. Which is why Europe is now generating strategies to start the development of 5G technologies.

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We live in the Internet world: we buy and pay through Internet, we need Internet in our jobs, we share pictures, interests and we chat through Internet, we make calls via Internet… All these actions require a large amount of information that must be kept somewhere. Because this data is very valuable and may content sensible and secret material, the security which protects it needs to be very strong and effective. That is the reason why cybersecurity has become one of the most important concerns, not only for companies if not for citizens and governments as well.

The financial damage caused by security breaches is difficult to calculate because there is not one single standard model for estimating the cost of such crimes. However, and according to Go-Gulf, the annual estimated cost over global cybercrime is $100 Billion. Meanwhile, the estimated victims per year is 556 million, which represents over 1.5 million per day or 18 victims per second. In addition, every day more than 100.000 new virus threats have been detected. These numbers show in a clear way the importance of cybersecurity.

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