IOT/M2M- Who does what?
While most of the operators talk about IoT/M2M in same breath these are two different business model requiring investments in different skill sets and technology.
M2M- M2M is starting to contribute to a substantial revenue stream and will continue to be a top area of future growth especially for Large Telco. Focus is on providing a providing low cost data connectivity to a large number of device and provide global connectivity solutions. It is about signing up with large enterprise customers who are embedding connectivity is their products eg automobiles, washing machines, refrigerators, elevators, payment machines, just about anything including whiskey bottles!
Important investment decision are centered on which Network Technology, Device Management, Wholesale and Retail Billing.
IOT is about solving specific business problem. Focus is on building capabilities to provide application and solutions that leverage IoT/M2M as enabling technology combined with API to either bring…
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