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About seven years ago, our former CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg stated that there would be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. That was mind-blowing at that time. What would all these devices do?
Since then, a lot has happened, and we have seen many other companies start to talk about the same thing. We have also seen tremendous smartphone growth from about 500 million smartphone subscriptions in 2010 to about 3.5 billion subscriptions today. Now we have started to see many different things getting connected. The Internet of Things (IoT), as it’s often called, even has its own day now, and every business looking for opportunity based on mobility and connectivity should be connecting both their products and processes.
We already have many examples of things getting connected and intelligent. Maersk’s entire shipping fleet has been connected for several years, both the ship and the containers. This has allowed Maersk to improve…
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