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September 23, 2016

IoT Communications Service Provider Benchmarking Report 2016 issued by Machina Research

Another year has passed analysing CSPs across the globe as they evolve their strategies in IoT and look to capitalise on the fast growing opportunity. This year, we have talked about the consistent leadership in the industry and key themes of bifurcating strategies and solution based selling.

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August 19, 2016

Telco’s connected objects strategies: how to compete with OTT players

The connected object market today shows a real complementarity between the OTT and Telco players in terms of their current positionings, aligned with their core business. In the longer term, however, IDATE anticipates a fiercer competition, around the platforms and services which are set to be the next source of revenue.

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August 17, 2016

While growth remains very strong in mobile IoT connections, delays in regulation, technology evolution and fragmentation, and changing user behaviour all give cause for revising expectations

The IoT market is becoming ever more complex, throwing up new opportunities on an annual basis and the occasional dead-end. Earlier this month Machina Research published its IoT Global Forecast & Analysis 2015-2025 report, our annual snapshot of our expectations for the global IoT market for the next 10 years.

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August 11, 2016

IoT Evolution Conference and Expo

IoT Evolution Conference and Expo, held July 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, concluded its 16th iteration of the show with a robust four days of best in class programming, case studies, awards, live demos, keynotes, exhibits and networking events.

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July 21, 2016

CSPs and VARs are set to pursue new routes to international opportunities

A select group of Communications Services Providers (CSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) are positioning themselves to more aggressively target the global IoT opportunity rather than limit themselves to their ‘home’ markets. While they are adopting different approaches, the trend is clear: facilities-based footprint should be no barrier to ambitions.

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June 22, 2016

IoT: Hype or get left behind

If you were at some of the conferences I attended recently, you couldn’t help but get hyped around the hype of IoT. Customers lined up session after session to speak about how their business had transformed and tried to convince others that the future is now.

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May 19, 2016

Fog computing could take IoT to the next level, but it will dissipate without interoperability

Recognising its potential to transform the use of IoT in the enterprise, we at Machina Research published recently a series of three research notes about fog computing. They explored what it means as a technology concept, where its impact will be felt the most, and how the supplier community is starting to address it. The fog is one of those IoT topics that we are covering on an [...]

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April 21, 2016

We need to stop thinking about the Internet of Things as a thing

In the last few weeks, the author found himself several times talking with people about the “Internet of Things Market”. The fact is that there really is no such thing. IoT is a way of thinking about the use of remote monitoring and management of devices to achieve a particular goal. As such it exists within a technology environment that includes things like crowd-sourced data, enterprise [...]

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March 15, 2016

MWC is a conference you should not miss if you are in IoT

Every year Machina Research’s analysts are out in force at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This year’s event marked an important milestone as attendance surpassed 100,000 for the first time. MWC is now a showcase for a much wider ecosystem of operators, technology players, service professionals, developers and customers. In particular it has become a critical talking shop for all [...]

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September 22, 2015

3GPP’s new NB-IOT standard adds much needed choice to M2M landscape

Last week saw one of the year 2015’s most far-reaching developments in M2M connectivity, as 3GPP’s plenary meeting in Phoenix, Arizona reached a decision on the standardization of a new “NarrowBand IoT” (NB-IOT) technology. It means that there is now a common standard for rolling out and operating cellular-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, to be included already in 3GPP Release [...]



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