Leading IoT industry analyst firm publishes the first of its Transition Topic Position Papers, looking at how an evolving toolset and the changing economics of supporting IoT connectivity is transforming the Connectivity Management Platform market landscape.
Transforma Insights has today published its free Transition Topic Position Paper, sponsored by floLIVE, on the topic of ‘Connectivity Management Platforms’. The Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) is one of the key underlying pieces of middleware that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) use to manage connections, handling activation/deactivation, billing, analytics, reporting and various other functions. This part of IoT is going through a period of pronounced transition, as highlighted in the report.
The key findings of the report are:
Commenting on the report, author Matt Hatton said: “If we look back 3-5 years the Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) space was relatively stable. Functionality was well-established and the market landscape was well defined. This has changed and will change further in the coming few years. We are currently in a period of transition with ownership, functionality, market structure and buying behaviour all in a period of flux. Hence why the CMP space was the first we considered for our Transition Topics. Ultimately, 3-5 years from now we expect there to be a ‘new normal’ in CMPs based on a more pluralistic market structure, with a wider range of, in many cases very feature-rich, platforms.”
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Following the release of the Position Paper, and to complement that report, Transforma Insights and floLIVE will run a free one-hour ‘Virtual Briefing’ to discuss the findings of the report and the evolution happening in the CMP landscape. Details are below.
The Transforma Insights Position Paper, sponsored by floLIVE, looks at the key changes that have happened in the Connectivity Management Platform market in recent years, examines the functionality that is now required of CMPs, identifies the roles and capabilities of the different players in the CMP landscape (including specifying the functionality delivered by ‘Thin’ and ‘Thick’ CMPs) and offers some recommendations to MNOs and MVNOs about their strategy relating to CMPs.
The report is free to download here: Transition Topic Position Paper: Connectivity Management Platforms.
Subscribers to the Transforma Insights Advisory Service can access the full report upon which the Position Paper is based, here: IoT Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) market landscape. This report includes further analysis of the market including profiles of 16 vendors. It is available here: IoT Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) market landscape.
If you have questions concerning the report, don’t hesitate to contact our analysts via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To complement the Position Paper, Transforma Insights and Transition Topic sponsor floLIVE will deliver a free live webinar on the 16th May ‘The future of IoT Connectivity Management Platforms in an era of transition’. It considers:
The webinar will feature Matt Hatton, Founding Partner of Transforma Insights, and Nir Shalom, CEO of floLIVE.
The webinar will happen at 07.00 Pacific / 10.00 Eastern / 15.00 UK / 16.00 Central Europe.
Transforma Insights has identified a series of aspects of the Internet of Things that are going through a period of fundamental transformation. These IoT ‘Transition Topics’ are the subject of Position Paper reports and Virtual Briefings identifying the key aspects of change and how organisations should position themselves to be best placed to realise the opportunities generated.
Transforma Insights is a leading research firm focused on the world of Digital Transformation (DX). Led by seasoned technology industry analysts we provide advice, recommendations and decision support tools for organisations seeking to understand how new technologies will change the markets in which they operate.
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