UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, is organizing a national pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 trade show, in Barcelona (Spain), one of the world’s foremost events for mobile telecommunications, services and content.
The French Pavilion will be the largest at the 2014 trade fair in terms of surface area and will feature French-based businesses and agencies from sectors including telecoms infrastructures, mobile-telecoms applications, mobile advertising and marketing, mobile games and accessories, as well as engineering and financial services.
The pavilion’s area will consist of three islands in Hall 5 (Booths 5B41, 5B61 and 5B71) and, for the first time, an island in Hall 8 (Booth 8.1D41) called App Planet, which is entirely devoted to new mobile-telecoms applications, and which features 200 businesses every year.
There will be 15 innovative companies gathered under France’s banner in Hall 8, within the App Planet area, including Adxperience, Altheia, Appsfire, Aquafadas, Axway, Capptain, Goodbarber, Madgic, Profil Technology, Rezopep, Smartadserver, Summview, Twinlife and Xtraball.
The French Pavilion will also be hosting several partner regions, including Brittany, Ile-de-France (i.e. Paris and its region), Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenées and Provence-Alpes-
In its role as organizer of the French Pavilion, UBIFRANCE is also in the process of setting up B2B meetings between exhibiting French businesses and major telecoms-industry groups such as Telefonica, Vodafone Spain, Singtel and Samsung.
Below is a selection of the must-see innovations to be featured this year on the French Pavilion.
This product detects new mobile applications while acting as a promotional launch pad for iOS and Android, thanks to its innovative tools.
CopSonic, developed by Pixerlis, is the first patented universal technology for mobile payments. It is compatible with most mobile devices on the market and represents the future of secure, hands-free payment systems, explains the company. Using sound waves as a means to exchange secure consumer data, this system is able to turn any telephone into a contactless payment device.
Twinsee, developed by specialist company Twinlife, is a free video-call service based on WebRTC. It can be used to call contacts, friends or family from a tablet, smartphone, Android television or Google Chrome browser on a PC or Mac. Twinsee is the first mobile application to provide a free video-call service in high definition based on the Web RTC standard. It works in peer-to-peer mode on Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G/LTE.
The hi-tech solution developed by Wysips has the potential to revolutionize telephone charging through the use of a solar cell which is integrated into the mobile device’s screen, thus preventing the wireless device from ever running out of battery power. Wysips will showcase its technology at the trade show.
Xooloo™ is a parental-control tool developed by the company of the same name, which uses internet filtering in order to allow children to surf the web safely and securely. It is compatible with Android smartphones and tablet devices using versions 2.3 to 4.2.
A comprehensive listing of the exhibitors on the French Pavilion is available on the UBIFRANCE website: http://mwc.ubifrance-
UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.
In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.
UBIFRANCE will showcase over 100 French-based companies and agencies at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show, on the French Pavilion.
MWC 2014 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 24 to 27 February of this year. It is one of the world’s leading events for mobile telecommunications, services and content.
For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/
For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/
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