Samsung recognises its impact on World Telecommunications Day
World Telecommunication Day (WTD) has been celebrated annually on May 17 since 1969.
The date marks the anniversary of the founding of ITU on May 17, 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.
With the growth in importance of information technology alongside telecommunications– especially the Internet – it was recognised that the topic also needed to be brought to public attention.
The aim of this day is to focus on the importance of these technologies and the wide range of related social and economic issues.
In a release, Samsung says that when you combine the half-a-billion devices that it sells every year and its leadership in semiconductors, displays, TVs and home appliances, it has a deeper understanding and insight over how consumers interact with its devices.
Combining its multiple consumer touchpoints, it has an opportunity to truly enrich peoples’ experiences and interactions with technology.
Samsung says it is among the few companies that are primed for a hyper-connected, intelligent future. Through SmartThings solutions, Samsung’s vision is to provide an open and seamless IoT experience with fewer boundaries.
To that end, Samsung will enhance its ecosystem by opening its SmartThings Cloud to global partners, providing developers with easy-to-use SDKs, and expanding the availability of SmartThings to more devices.