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.

GSMA IoT On-Demand Webinar: Industry 4.0 – Optimising Industrial IoT A total of 70 Mobile IoT networks, including LTE-M (Long Term Evolution for Machines) and NB-IoT (NarrowBand IoT), have been launched, enabling a fraction of the 25.2 billion IoT...

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Mobile IoT Doubled in Range – Without the Need for Hardware Upgrades Barbara Pareglio, Technical Director, Internet of Things Programme, GSMA Mobile IoT has turned a corner: one that makes connection of even the remotest areas, such as those in ru...

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Collaboration and Innovation to pave the way for AI in the IoT: an Intervi Sierra Wireless is one of the leading technology providers in the industry and an important enabler for the IoT. In the wake of Mobile World Congress Americas, we interviewed Dan...

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Intelligent Connectivity Top of the Agenda in Bangkok as Asia Pacific Leads Asia Pacific is now the world’s foremost growth region for IoT, representing 40% of the world’s total spend in 2018: mass installation of sensors, cameras and other connected...

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Development Guide: NB-IoT for Agriculture The GSMA Internet of Things programme is an initiative to help mobile operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the IoT. This is to...

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Case Study: Leveraging the SIM to Secure IoT Services Mobile network operators use SIM Cards (UICC cards as defined by 3GPP/ETSI) to authenticate devices accessing their networks and services. SIM cards can also support additional s...

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GSMA IoT at the Huawei Global MBB Forum 2018 November 19, 2018 The 2018 Global MBB Forum will be hosted by Huawei together with its industry partners GSMA and GTI in London from November 19th to November 21st. It will welcome globa...

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IoT Webinar – The Future of IoT Business Models Hosted November 27, 2018 In this webinar, GSMA Intelligence analysts deep dive into IoT applications across two developing areas and evaluate the business proposition of this rapidly evolving t...

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GSMA IoT Webinar Series: What next for mobile operators in t December 12, 2018 With the growth of the Internet of Things, new roles are emerging for mobile operators. Join this webinar to hear senior operator speakers discuss how they are leveragi...

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Mobile IoT at CES19 January 08, 2019 The Internet of Things will be central to CES19. You can discover the range of our activities below, and visit us during the week at our stand: Booth 2210, Westgate. We...

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Mobile IoT Breakfast Briefing at CES19 – The low power opp January 09, 2019 Join us at this executive breakfast event at CES19 to learn about the growth and opportunity for licensed LPWA solutions, applied to mass market consumer applications. ...

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How to Develop Low Power Consumer Solutions with Cellular Io January 09, 2019 As a low cost solution that provides long battery lives and extended indoors and outdoors coverage, cellular low power wide area (LPWA) technologies are set to reshape ...

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