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How to select a cellular connectivity provider for IoT

  • Communications Service Provider
  • CSP
  • IoT
  • cellular
  • connectivity
  • M2M
  • Matt Hatton
Connecting IoT applications via cellular connectivity requires enterprises to select from one of a few connectivity provider, either network operators such as AT&T and Vodafone, or virtual network operators such as Aeris or KORE. The capabilities of these suppliers vary significantly. They all have different technical capabilities, geographical coverage, and vertical competencies, which will be of varying importance depending on the specifics of the implementation. This report provides would-be buyers of cellular IoT connectivity with guidelines for how to select the right providers to short-list for RFPs.
  • Aeris Communications
  • AT&T Business
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • KORE
  • Orange Business Services
  • Telefonica
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Verizon Communications
  • Vodafone
  • Internet of Things
  • Hyperconnectivity

      Communications Service Provider (CSP) IoT Peer Benchmarking 2020

      • IoT
      • Internet of Things
      • benchmarking
      • CSP
      • Communications Service Provider
      • connectivity
      • Matt Hatton
      Transforma Insights’ Communications Service Provider (CSP) IoT Peer Benchmarking 2020 report analyses the strategies and capabilities of ten leading providers of global IoT connectivity.
      • Aeris Communications
      • AT&T Business
      • Deutsche Telekom
      • KORE
      • Orange Business Services
      • Telefonica
      • Telenor
      • Telia Company
      • Verizon Communications
      • Vodafone
      • Internet of Things
      • Hyperconnectivity
      • Edge Computing
      • Data Sharing

          Top 33 operator groups account for 1.27 billion cellular IoT connections with Chinese operators dominant

          • Cellular
          • hyperconnectivity
          • Internet of Things
          • mobile
          • wireless
          • connections
          • SIMs
          • communication service providers
          • Matt Hatton
          This report ranks the top 30+ operator groups by numbers of IoT connections, including commentary on the dominance of China, wafer-thin average-revenue-per-connection and the impact of COVID-19.
          • America Movil
          • AT&T
          • Bharti Airtel
          • China Mobile
          • China Telecom
          • China Unicom
          • Deutsche Telekom
          • EE
          • Etisalat
          • KDDI
          • KPN
          • KT
          • LGU+
          • Megafon
          • MTN
          • MTS
          • NTT Docomo
          • Ooredoo
          • Orange
          • Rogers
          • SK Telecom
          • Softbank
          • Swisscom
          • Telefonica
          • Telekom Austria
          • Telenor
          • Telia
          • Telkomsel
          • Telstra
          • TIM
          • Turkcell
          • Verizon Communications
          • Vodafone
          • Internet of Things
          • Hyperconnectivity

              7 ways to harness AI, IoT and other disruptive technologies for competitive advantage

              • 3D printing
              • additive manufacturing
              • artificial intelligence
              • AI
              • autonomous robotic systems
              • drones
              • data
              • exchange
              • distributed ledger
              • blockchain
              • edge computing
              • human machine interface
              • hyperconnectivity
              • IoT
              • product lifecycle management
              • PLM
              • robotic process automation
              • RPA
              • case studies
              • Jim Morrish
              • Matt Hatton
              On the 30th July Transforma Insights' Matt Hatton and Jim Morrish ran a webinar on best practice for deploying digital transformation technologies. The slide deck is available here.

                      Opportunities and challenges for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies

                      • Low power wide area
                      • LPWA
                      • Internet of Things
                      • IoT
                      • Jim Morrish
                      Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity includes an emerging group of wireless technologies that have been specifically designed to support the communications needs of machines, not humans. There are clear opportunities for such technologies but, as ever with new technologies, there are attendant challenges. This report provides an introduction to the range of LPWA technologies and an assessment of the challenges they face in addressing the IoT opportunity.
                      • 3GPP
                      • Amazon
                      • Kyocera
                      • Microchip
                      • NTT Docomo
                      • Proximus
                      • Sigfox
                      • Internet of Things
                      • Hyperconnectivity

                          Sigfox remains the wild-card in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) pack

                          • Low Power Wide Area
                          • LPWA
                          • Sigfox
                          • Hyperconnectivity
                          • Internet of Things
                          • IoT
                          • Jim Morrish
                          Sigfox has been a key technology in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space for around 10 years. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. With chipsets available for USD0.20 (in volume) the company remains the wild-card in the LPWA pack and the potential could be huge.
                          • 0G Baltics
                          • Airbus
                          • Alps Electric
                          • Axiata Group
                          • Bayer
                          • BMW
                          • Celcom
                          • DHL
                          • Kyocera
                          • PSA Groupe
                          • Jaguar Land Rover
                          • Michelin
                          • Nestle
                          • Securitas
                          • Sigfox
                          • Total
                          • Veolia
                          • WND
                          • Xperanti
                          • Internet of Things
                          • Hyperconnectivity

                              NB-IoT and LTE-M are set to dominate the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

                              • Low power wide area
                              • LPWA
                              • 3GPP
                              • NB-IoT
                              • LTE-M
                              • Hyperconnectivity
                              • Internet of Things
                              • IoT
                              • private network
                              • public network
                              • roaming
                              • Jim Morrish
                              NB-IoT and LTE-M are the 3GPP contributions to the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) ecosystem. In this report we examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges. NB-IoT and LTE-M are unlike any cellular technology that has gone before. They are optimised for the needs of connected machines (not people) and will become a lynchpin of the IoT marketplace. However, the novelty of these technologies exposes weaknesses in established mobile operator strategies and practices.
                              • AT&T Business
                              • China Mobile
                              • China Telecom
                              • China Unicom
                              • Deutsche Telekom
                              • Ericsson
                              • GSMA
                              • Huawei
                              • KDDI
                              • Orange
                              • Telefonica
                              • Telstra
                              • Turkcell
                              • Verizon Communications
                              • Vodafone
                              • Internet of Things
                              • Hyperconnectivity

                                  LoRaWAN is a strong contender in the Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) space

                                  • Low Power Wide Area
                                  • LPWA
                                  • LoRaWAN
                                  • Hyperconnectivity
                                  • Internet of Things
                                  • IoT
                                  • private network
                                  • public network
                                  • roaming
                                  • Jim Morrish
                                  LoRaWAN has emerged as the ‘dominant alternative’ Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology, counterbalancing 3GPP alternatives. The LoRaWAN ecosystem worldwide has been slowly but surely developing and strengthening in recent years. Coverage in some geographies is good, and the technology is well-suited for deployment in private networks. In this report we review LoRaWAN’s technology capabilities, examine the current status of network deployment, and discuss emerging risks and challenges.
                                  • Actility
                                  • Alibaba
                                  • Amazon
                                  • American Tower
                                  • Chevron
                                  • Cisco
                                  • Comcast
                                  • Everynet
                                  • KPN
                                  • Lacuna Space
                                  • LoRa Alliance
                                  • Netze BW
                                  • Orange
                                  • Proximus
                                  • Semtech
                                  • Senra
                                  • Swisscom
                                  • Tata
                                  • Tencent
                                  • Veolia
                                  • Internet of Things
                                  • Hyperconnectivity

                                      Separation, Innovation, Explosion: how splitting software from hardware is the ultimate tipping point for technology

                                      • hardware
                                      • software
                                      • control
                                      • operational technology (OT)
                                      • information technology (IT)
                                      • personal computing
                                      • smartphone
                                      • building management system (BMS)
                                      • telecommunications
                                      • robotics
                                      • drones
                                      • energy
                                      • virtual power plants (VPP)
                                      • TV
                                      • automotive
                                      • cars
                                      • smart cities
                                      • IoT.
                                      • Matt Hatton
                                      Transforma Insights has a hypothesis that the separation of hardware from software/control layers is a fundamental requirement for a technology area to see true deep-seated innovation. In most technology use cases the heritage is for deep integration of management software into devices. However, when these two are separated, as we saw with personal computing decades ago, it stimulates radical innovation.
                                      • ABB
                                      • Altizon
                                      • Amazon Web Services
                                      • Apple
                                      • Bright Machines
                                      • Delair
                                      • Dell
                                      • DJI
                                      • Google
                                      • HP
                                      • IBM
                                      • IMS Evolve
                                      • KUKA
                                      • LG
                                      • Microsoft
                                      • MTEK
                                      • Pacific Controls
                                      • Philips
                                      • Roku
                                      • Samsung
                                      • Sonos
                                      • Tesla
                                      • Tridium
                                      • Uber
                                      • Waymo
                                      • Internet of Things
                                      • Hyperconnectivity
                                      • Autonomous Robotic Systems
                                      • Edge Computing

                                          New IoT security regulations are toothless and limited in scope

                                          • internet of things
                                          • IoT
                                          • security
                                          • regulation
                                          • privacy
                                          • cybersecurity
                                          • law.
                                          • Matt Hatton
                                          The last few month has seen a flurry of laws, regulations and guidelines on IoT devices, particularly related to security. In this report we examine the rules in countries and regions across the world and the likely implications for suppliers of IoT products and services.
                                          • ENISA
                                          • European Telecommunications Standards Institute
                                          • National Institute of Standards and Technology
                                          • Internet of Things

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