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OMA to Deliver Unique Mobile Future Concepts This Week at Mobile World Congress 2013

Barcelona, Spain - February 25, 2013 - Industry leading vendors and operators will come together to demonstrate next generation mobile technologies this week at the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) demonstration day, being held at the world's largest mobile industry event, Mobile World Congress on Wednesday February 27, 2013.

With presentations and demonstrations from OMA members and global industry leaders including: Huawei, Telecom Italia, Interop Technologies, Comverse, CSR, Sensinode, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Gemalto, Red Bend Software and Invisitrack, attendees will gain an exclusive preview into up and coming technologies across the entire wireless value chain, some of which are not yet commercially available.

Hot topics such as M2M, Mobile Federated Social Networks, Rich Communications Services (RCS), Small Cell Networks, Future Internet, Augmented Reality, Mobile Advertising and Location-based Services (LBS) are all included in the agenda.

Regarding M2M, Telecom Italia will be able to show one of the first solutions for Smart Home integration into M2M Mobile Operators' Networks, leveraging an OMA-DM M2M Gateway. "Device Management Standard infrastructures can help Operators to build stronger value propositions for the M2M business case," says Ferruccio Antonelli, Head of Wireless Devices and Device Management at Telecom Italia. "With DM Standard infrastructures it's possible to go beyond M2M fragmented niche markets, building more profitable solutions."

"We are excited to demonstrate how OMA Enablers are driving developments in the mobile industry and how this is enabling the next generation of technology at one of the world's leading mobile events," added Seth Newberry, General Manager of the Open Mobile Alliance. "We are proud to be working with some of the world's leading vendors and operators participating in this event who are already using OMA Enablers across the industry to deploy a range of mobile applications."

Live demonstrations can be seen on Wednesday February 27, 2013 in the Theatre District, Hall 8.0, Theatre C, from 15.00- 19.00.

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About Mobile World Congress 2013
The GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held 25-28 February 2013 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, is recognised as the mobile industry's must-attend event. The 2013 Mobile World Congress is set to attract more than 70,000 attendees from the world's largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities, as well as many government delegations.

Mobile World Congress includes an industry-leading conference with C-level speakers from around the world; an exhibition showcasing innovative mobile technologies, products and services; a developer-focused programme; a government and ministerial programme; as well as sponsored educational programmes and free seminars.

About OMA
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open specifications for creating interoperable services that work across all geographical boundaries on any bearer network. OMA's specifications support billions of new and existing fixed and mobile terminals across a variety of mobile networks. Driven by the global demand for mobile data services, the member companies of the Open Mobile Alliance support the adoption of new and enhanced information, communication and entertainment solutions. For additional information visit http://www.openmobilealliance.org.

The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) name and logo are registered trademarks of the Open Mobile Alliance Ltd. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their owners.

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