What does Mobile World Congress 2022 bring?

MWC Barcelona Connectivity Unleashed

MWC Barcelona Connectivity Unleashed

The mobile technology industry event reopens its doors at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition center in L’Hospitalet. It recovers the presentiality after the suspension of 2020 and the reduced version of 2021. What does this new Mobile bring us? Connectivity Unleashed is the motto of this edition and gives many clues to the content.

Undoubtedly 5G will be one of the prominent themes of the event. After some demonstrations of this technology were made in 2019, in 2022 many people can already use it in different parts of the country. The implementation is a reality and boosts connectivity between users and smart devices. The possibility of transmitting data faster, combined with artificial intelligence, brings us closer to the so-called Internet of Things, where most processes will be automated.

The arrival of 6G

5G is advancing, but our sights are already set on 6G, the sixth generation of mobile connectivity. The aim of this technology is to further reduce latency in connections and increase transmission speed. The standards for this technology, which South Korea intends to implement in its first pilot project in 2026, will be discussed during the congress. It is expected to be implemented in 2030.

In addition to 5G and 6G, industry and professionals will focus these days on addressing topics such as financial technology, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, the Internet of Things, climate issues and cybersecurity. The GSMA also includes a new area showcasing connected technology leadership in industries such as financial technology or smart mobility.

The latest mobile models

In Barcelona, the world’s leading technology brands are also showcasing their latest mobile devices. What’s new? Multiple cameras with improved optics, smartwatches, foldable mobiles and faster battery charging. Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi have not missed the opportunity to participate in this world reference event.


We implement One Time Password in Cofely to ensure secure remote access to your data

This month we have implemented for Cofely Spain, an expert company in energy and environmental efficiency services belonging to the multinational group GDF SUEZ, a remote access to its corporate network that focuses on security. It is the One Time Password (OTP) solution that allows access to the corporate network using a virtual private network –Virtual Private Network (VPN) -. Every day more companies need to provide their teams with access to data remotely. Ensuring the security of this type of operation is essential. At ASM Web Services we are convinced that One Time Password is a very good solution, since it ensures a different password each time a user wants to access the company network. The mobile phone is used to generate the new password (token), which prevents the user from having a device to generate them. What technology have we used For the Cofely project we have used Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP) consisting of:

  1. VIP Access: an application that is downloaded to the SmartPhone and that provides a part of the OTP password.

  2. VIP Authentication Service: service in the Cloud that secures a single token per user (mobile device).

  3. VIP Enterprise Gateway: RADIUS server that we install in our infrastructure to integrate OTP with our corporate firewall.

Diagram: Implementation is quick, easy and not disruptive to the production environment. User-friendliness It is common for users to be reluctant to change, and this is something Symantec has taken into account when implementing OTP using VIP. The user continues to use his username and password, but also must enter a numeric code after his password; that code number is the OTP. So that:

  • Nombre de usuario: [El habitual, no cambia en nada] p.ej.: jsmith
  • Password: [Your password followed by the OTP code] p.ej.: mypassword + 342218

The result is very satisfactory: it is highly competitive, and it is easy to use and implement.