Finding USPs in the IoT ecosystem – Part 1

It is said that IoT is one of the fastest growing segments in technological landscape projections. But with the complexity, the heterogeneity and diverse stakeholder’s involvement, it is not easy to pin point the most optimal area for investments and USP (Unique Selling Proposition) development.

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Can telcos beat cloud giants like Google, Microsoft, Amazon in the IoT battle?

Nowadays, we see a new battle arising in the Internet of Things domain. It seems that after years of false promises, the IoT is becoming a viable market and all the tech giants want a piece.

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Telcos desperately turning to value-added ICT services for revenue growth, but can they do this well?

“Telcos could talk to enterprise customers about applications and security,” one vendor advises. “And I could become a Princess,” says one analyst sarcastically. As revenues from core connectivity services continue to collapse many network operators are turning to other value-added services (VAS) to shore up their balance sheets.

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Winners announced in global search for consumer experience AI, connected homes and IoT cyber security

Go Ignite, an alliance of Tier One telcos including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Singtel and Telefonica, announced the winners of the second global search for start-ups offering the most innovative solutions for three technologies.

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Huawei joins Z-wave Alliance board of directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to the Alliance board of directors.

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Vodafone champions ‘Platform IoT and Anything as a Service’ Catalyst at TM Forum Live! in Nice

A Catalyst entitled “A Platform for IoT and Anything as a Service” will take place on Wednesday, May 17 at 2:45pm, during TM Forum Live!, (May 15-18) in Nice, France.

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Real world cases cause IoT to go mainstream in 2017, says Gemalto

We’re all aware of the benefits of IoT, and how it is set to make tasks quicker and easier. But these intuitively connected cars, fridges and utility devices haven’t really gone mainstream yet, and they won’t until an Internet of Things (IoT) standard is introduced.

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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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Playing it for laughs: Huawei’s CEO meets analyst questions head on with wit and candour

Shenzhen, China — Eric Xu, the rotating CEO of Huawei, China’s largest telecom equipment and services provider, isn’t like most chief execs. Not only was he happy to take questions from an international posse of 500 communications analysts and media, he did it unscripted and with a strong sense of humour.

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Connectivity on the edge

There is a technological tsunami heading straight to the centre of the mobile telecoms world. IoT promises a deluge of connected “things”, from smart water meters and remote perimeter access control systems to traffic congestion monitors and the intelligent home.

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Telco Big Data 2013

Event date: November 19-20, 2013 Hilton, Barcelona Building on the success of last year’s inaugural show, Telco Big Data returns in 2013 with a bigger and better programme and more operator case studies than ever before. The Telco Big Data Summit 2013 will provide key insights into the challenges and benefits of exploiting Telco Data.

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Telcos well placed to lead cross-industry enterprises through business model transformation challenges

Service monetisation is neither industry-agnostic nor exclusive to services-centric businesses. Existing industries with service-centric business models (e.g. telecom) and those who are moving to service monetisation from a product-centric world (media, high-tech etc.) are equally poised to benefit from this growing trend.

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