The IoT is different from traditional voice and data services:

  • It is truly global, connecting local resources with platforms on the other side of the globe.
  • It covers a wide variety of industries, including health, logistics, automotive and energy management to name a few.
  • Its value chain is far more complex and articulated; involving service providers, module manufacturers, connectivity providers, system integrators and device manufacturers.
  • Its most common business model is Business to Business to Consumer (or B2B2C). Most often mobile operators hold a relationship with another business, but no longer directly with the end-user.
  • For IoT connectivity is only an enabler, whereas in traditional telecommunications it is the core service provided.

The great news for consumers and businesses is that all these players not only co-operate in innovative partnerships, but also compete with one another to own the relationship with the end-user, creating an extremely dynamic market.

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The Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017 The Mobile IoT Innovators Showcase was a competition initiated by the GSMA Internet of Things Programme to enable innovative companies to make their contribution to a connected f...

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Webinar: Deploying Mobile IoT (LPWA) – Ask the Experts April 25, 2017 Register now Mobile IoT (licensed spectrum low power wide area) networks are a high-growth area of the IoT and will play an important role in connecting up billions of ...

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Digital Societies Policy Forum and GSMA Capacity Building Course May 08, 2017 With support from the Australian Government and other partners, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the GSMA are pleased to host the 3rd Asia-Pacific D...

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GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security May 23, 2017   IoT Security Masterclass: Establishing a Flexible Framework to Address Market Diversity Wednesday, 24 May, 11:15 – 12:00 Red Room, Hilton Hotel From conne...

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Mobile World Congress Shanghai June 28, 2017 The Internet of Things will be central to Mobile World Congress Shanghai  – Asia’s biggest mobile event. Bringing together the global mobile industry’s ...

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