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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, Deutsche Telekom, KORE, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor, Telia, Verizon and Vodafone. The ten operators chosen are based on an analysis of dozens of operators in terms of scale and globalisation of offering.

The report leads with a comparison of the companies, including aggregated rankings based on the various technical, commercial and geographical capabilities. This is followed by an analysis of the main key trends that have emerged during the research, including analysis of network technologies, organisational structure, commercial and technical relationships and approach to the market.

The majority of the report consists of 3-6 page profiles of each of the companies, featuring sections covering each of the following:

  • Background section provides information on the history of the organisation, its structure, size of the team, statistics such as numbers and types of connections, and other salient information.
  • Networks section look at capabilities to support connected devices using both public broadband (e.g. LTE and 5G) and narrowband (e.g. NB-IoT or LoRa) networks as well as private networks installed at the customer premises. This includes consideration of how able the CSP is to support connectivity around the world including via partners and alliances.
  • Middleware section focuses on a diverse set of platforms and the CSP strategies related to them, most prominently connectivity management, device management, and application enablement.
  • Data Management, including hosting, analytics and capabilities associated with post-event data management such as exchanges and trading platforms.
  • Solutions and Services covering the approach to addressing vertical sectors either through packaged propositions or through consulting and systems integration.
  • Other section which looks at competitive differentiators and capabilities not otherwise considered in the other sections. This includes security and devices.

  • 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