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IoT connectivity providers need a hyperscale approach to counter the ‘$1 IoT’ scenario

  • Hyperconnectivity
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • connectivity
  • cellular
  • SIM
  • MNO
  • MVNO
  • CSP
  • pricing
  • Matt Hatton
Price erosion in cellular-based IoT connectivity is happening fast. Transforma Insights believes that there is a very good chance that MNOs and MVNOs will within the next 5 years be faced with ‘$1 IoT’, i.e. the prevailing price for IoT connectivity for most applications will be USD1 per year. The implications of such a scenario will be substantial. It will facilitate the use of cellular in a wider range of applications, accelerating adoption. At the same time it will demand a radical change in how cellular connectivity is provisioned, sold and supported, and will trigger a significant change in MNO and MVNO strategies. This report explores the likelihood of such a radical pricing scenario, the implications for adoption, and the ways in which connectivity providers will need to adapt to reflect the changing dynamics.
  • 1NCE
  • Aeris Communications
  • Blues Wireless
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Eseye
  • KORE
  • KPN
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Telia
  • Twilio
  • Verizon Business
  • Vodafone
  • Wireless Logic
  • Internet of Things
  • Hyperconnectivity

      Road Fleet Management: A Mature Market with a Growing Ecosystem of Devices

      • Internet of Things
      • IoT
      • Hyperconnectivity
      • Connected Vehicles
      • Matt Arnott
      • Suruchi Dhingra
      This report summarises the status and forecasts from the Road Fleet Management Application Group found in the Transforma Insights Connected Things IoT forecast. The report provides a description of what is covered in the Application Group, as well as top-level figures from the forecast that provide detail on how many connected devices will be installed, the types of communication technology used and the total revenue opportunity. Full details are accessible through the TAM Forecast tool.
      • Accenture
      • Avanade
      • Dohrn Transfer
      • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
      • Fleet Complete
      • Ford
      • GeoTab
      • GoFleet
      • GPS Insight
      • Hino
      • John Deere
      • Linfox
      • Microsoft
      • Platform Science
      • PT Serasi Autoraya
      • Samsara
      • Samsung
      • Savage
      • Telstra
      • Tyrewatch
      • Verizon
      • Volvo
      • Werner Enterprises
      • West Yorkshire Police
      • Internet of Things
      • Hyperconnectivity
        • Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing
        • Construction
        • Mining & Quarrying
        • Transportation & Storage

        Webinar: How to choose a Digital Transformation Service Provider

        • Digital Transformation
        • systems integrator
        • consultancy
        • software
        • hardware
        • services
        • AI
        • Artificial Intelligence
        • IoT
        • Internet of Things
        • human machine interface
        • data
        • robotics
        • 3D printing
        • manufacturing
        • distributed ledger
        • blockchain
        • edge computing
        • PLM
        • product lifecycle management
        • RPA
        • robotic process automation
        • Jim Morrish
        • Matt Hatton
        • Suruchi Dhingra
        Transforma Insights analysts share perspectives on the capabilities of major technology vendors such as Accenture, Fujitsu, IBM, Oracle, TCS and Wipro in delivering digital transformation.
        • Accenture
        • Atos
        • CGI
        • Cognizant
        • Deloitte
        • EY
        • Fujitsu
        • HCL
        • IBM
        • Infosys
        • KPMG
        • Oracle
        • SAP
        • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
        • Tech Mahindra
        • Wipro

              Digital Transformation Service Provider (DXSP) Market Leaders

              • Digital Transformation
              • systems integrator
              • consultancy
              • software
              • hardware
              • services
              • AI
              • Artificial Intelligence
              • IoT
              • Internet of Things
              • human machine interface
              • data
              • robotics
              • 3D printing
              • manufacturing
              • distributed ledger
              • blockchain
              • edge computing
              • PLM
              • product lifecycle management
              • RPA
              • robotic process automation
              • Suruchi Dhingra
              This report is an abridged summary of the ‘Digital Transformation Service Provider (DXSP) Peer Benchmarking 2021’ report published by Transforma Insights in July 2021. To support enterprises in vendor selection, this report compares the capabilities of 16 technology vendors, systems integrators and consultancies across 11 technology areas, including AI, IoT and distributed ledger, and dozens of functions, to determine which is best able to meet the needs of enterprises. It features Accenture, Atos, CGI, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, Fujitsu, HCL, IBM, Infosys, KPMG, Oracle, SAP, TCS, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro. It also assesses the same 16 vendors based on various functional capabilities (e.g. hardware, software, systems integration) across eleven technology families (including AI, IoT, Human-Machine Interface, Robotic Process Automation, Distributed Ledger and Edge Computing).
              • Accenture
              • Atos
              • CGI
              • Cognizant
              • Deloitte
              • EY
              • Fujitsu
              • HCL
              • IBM
              • Infosys
              • KPMG
              • Oracle
              • SAP
              • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
              • Tech Mahindra
              • Wipro

                    The commercial reality of eSIM in IoT for MNOs and MVNOs

                    • Internet of Things
                    • IoT
                    • Hyperconnectivity
                    • eSIM
                    • iSIM
                    • eUICC
                    • embedded
                    • SIM
                    • multi-IMSI
                    • subscription management
                    • localisation
                    • commercial
                    • cellular
                    • mobile
                    • Matt Hatton
                    In the report ‘eSIM: a guide for enterprise adopters’ (September, 2021) we examined the background to eSIM, remote SIM provisioning and subscription management; what it is and what benefits it brings. In this report we look at the market impact. Where has it been adopted and by whom? What is the impact on demand? What are the implications of the availability of this technology for the commercial models of cellular-based IoT?
                    • Giesecke & Devrient
                    • GSMA
                    • KORE
                    • Pod Group
                    • Internet of Things
                    • Hyperconnectivity

                        Permanent roaming continues to cause headaches for global cellular IoT deployments

                        • Hyperconnectivity
                        • Internet of Things
                        • roaming
                        • permanent roaming
                        • regulation
                        • MVNOs
                        • connectivity
                        • SIM
                        • cellular
                        • Matt Hatton
                        During the course of the 2010s many countries around the world became much more active in enforcing rules and regulations that prevent cellular connections from an overseas operator existing in a state of ‘permanent roaming’ in their country. Historically this was a relatively large proportion of cellular IoT connections as enterprises contracted with a single connectivity provider to support a global estate of devices using well-established worldwide inter-carrier roaming agreements. Typically, relying of roaming data isn’t cheap, but for devices generating only a few megabytes of data it was often viable. In the last decade the rules have become much stricter, with regulators (and operators) enforcing rules. This report reviews the current situation with regard to permanent roaming and offers suggestions for enterprises and operators about how to mitigate the issue.
                          • Internet of Things
                          • Hyperconnectivity

                              eSIM: a guide for enterprise adopters

                              • Internet of Things
                              • Hyperconnectivity
                              • eSIM
                              • embedded SIM
                              • eUICC
                              • UICC
                              • iSIM
                              • soft SIM
                              • MFF
                              • permanent roaming
                              • remote SIM provisioning
                              • subscription management
                              • Matt Hatton
                              The topic of embedded SIM (eSIM) has been a prominent one in the Internet of Things (IoT) for the last 5 years, promising a fundamental change in how cellular-based connectivity is delivered. This report provides a background on eSIM, looking at the changing form factors of physical devices, the resultant need for remote SIM provisioning (RSP) and how that works, and the commercial implications.
                              • 1NCE
                              • Ericsson
                              • Eseye
                              • G&D
                              • GSM Association
                              • Jersey Telecom
                              • Kigen
                              • Oberthur
                              • Orange
                              • Pod Group
                              • Telecom Italia
                              • Telenor
                              • Thales
                              • Vodafone
                              • Internet of Things
                              • Hyperconnectivity

                                  What is the ‘Thin IoT’ stack and why do I need it?

                                  • Internet of Things
                                  • Hyperconnectivity
                                  • Edge Computing
                                  • Artificial Intelligence
                                  • hardware
                                  • software
                                  • connectivity
                                  • system on a chip
                                  • chip on board
                                  • thin-film
                                  • operating system
                                  • OS
                                  • RTOS
                                  • QNX
                                  • RIOT
                                  • TinyOS
                                  • Contiki
                                  • MyNewt
                                  • mbed
                                  • LiteOS
                                  • MicroPython
                                  • Windows 10 IoT Core
                                  • Zephyr
                                  • networking
                                  • transport
                                  • MQTT
                                  • MQTT-SN
                                  • CoAP
                                  • TCP
                                  • UDP
                                  • IP
                                  • LoRaWAN
                                  • LoRa
                                  • Zigbee
                                  • 802.15.4
                                  • 6LoWPAN
                                  • Low Power Wide Area
                                  • LPWA
                                  • Sigfox
                                  • NB-IoT
                                  • LTE-M
                                  • Non-IP Data Delivery
                                  • NIDD
                                  • Service Capability Execution Function
                                  • SCEF
                                  • Extended Discontinuous Reception
                                  • eDRX
                                  • Power Saving Mode
                                  • PSM
                                  • middleware
                                  • application enablement
                                  • device management
                                  • Lightweight M2M
                                  • LwM2M
                                  • TinyML
                                  • Matt Hatton
                                  The ‘Thin IoT’ stack describes a set of technologies explicitly developed to be optimised for use in constrained environments. This report comprises sections on all five of the elements of the Thin IoT stack, identifying the key technologies that will help optimise any IoT deployment for constrained environments (or just reduce the cost). The five are: device hardware, device software, networking, middleware, and edge computing.
                                  • Amazon
                                  • Amazon Web Services
                                  • Apache
                                  • ARM
                                  • AVSystem
                                  • Cisco
                                  • Digi
                                  • Edge Impulse
                                  • Ericsson
                                  • Friendly Technologies
                                  • Google
                                  • Huawei
                                  • IBM
                                  • Kigen
                                  • Microsoft
                                  • Nokia
                                  • Open Mobile Alliance
                                  • PTC
                                  • Pycom
                                  • Telit
                                  • Upswift
                                  • Internet of Things
                                  • Hyperconnectivity
                                  • Artificial Intelligence
                                  • Edge Computing

                                      Grid Operations: A critical but low growth Application Group

                                      • Internet of Things
                                      • IoT
                                      • Hyperconnectivity
                                      • Utilities
                                      • Electricity Smart Grid
                                      • Gas Smart Grid
                                      • Water Smart Grid
                                      • Infrastructure
                                      • Matt Arnott
                                      This report summarises the status and forecasts from the Grid Operations Application Group found in the Transforma Insights Connected Things IoT forecast. The report provides a description of what is covered in the Application Group, as well as top-level figures from the forecast that provide detail on how many connected devices will be installed, the types of communication technology used and the total revenue opportunity. Full details are accessible through the TAM Forecast tool.
                                        • Internet of Things
                                        • Hyperconnectivity
                                          • Electricity, Gas, Steam & A/C
                                          • Government
                                          • Water Supply & Waste Management

                                          Panel: Planning and implementation - technologies, tools and talent

                                          • Digital transformation
                                          • planning
                                          • strategy
                                          • implementation
                                          • Matt Hatton
                                          Matt Hatton speaks with an esteemed panel of experts from Airbus, Halliburton, and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit about best practice in setting your organisation up to succeed in digital transformation initiatives.
                                          • Airbus
                                          • Halliburton
                                          • Alameda-Contra Costa Transit
                                              • Manufacturing
                                              • Transportation & Storage

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