Leading IoT managed service providers and how they measure up

IoT managed services Netscribes research

Globally, enterprises are gearing towards advancing their digital transformation with IoT-enabled solutions. By leveraging smart devices, automation, and cloud networks, IoT offers unlimited opportunities to increase productivity with greater efficiency, lower costs, and enhanced customer experience. But for successfully deploying IoT solutions, the challenge to integrate devices, networks, cloud platforms, and software in a secure, cost-efficient, and compliant manner is a great one. A slew of IoT managed service providers (MSPs) are stepping in to help overcome this challenge.

What are IoT managed services?

IoT MSPs offer a one-stop solution for enterprises to successfully implement custom IoT-enabled solutions. With existing partnerships and the required infrastructural and consultation expertise, they unburden enterprises from the complexities of provisioning, implementing, and supporting their IoT solutions. A full-lifecycle MSP offering typically encompasses the following:

full-lifecycle IoT managed services

Global IoT MSPs allow cross-border operation, provide multi-carrier support, and are better equipped to handle downtime issues, enabling enterprises to maintain high-quality standards and ROI.

Leading IoT managed service providers compared

global IoT managed services providers compared

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Nokia WING

Nokia WING is one of the first MSPs to offer cross-border IoT connectivityand services. It provides fully managed services ranging from device management, operations, and security to customer care and billing for all connected applications. It operates under a flexible business model, allowing communication service providers looking to enter the IoT market to white-label its services. Nokia WING is an integrated solution resulting from Nokia’s IMPACT platform, Netguard Security, multi-technology and carrier-class infrastructure, managed services, and emerging NB-IoT technology. It is aimed at large enterprises looking to manage devices across multiple geographies with low latency, cost control, and consistent service experience.


Arkessa’s collaborations highlight the company’s pursuit of smart city implementations at a global level with partners such as Iotic Labs. Arkessa’s solutions and services make a strong value proposition for industries such as industrial IoT, transportation and logistics, and retail. Arkessa has key partnerships under its belt, including companies like Fujitsu, Siemens, Intel, and Advantech. These alliances, paired with Arkessa’s go-to-market strategies and innovative eSIM technologies, give the company a distinctive edge.

Aeris Communications

Aeris’ customer base is majorly in the US, followed by Europe and Asia.  The company has also deployed IoT solutions in East and Central Africa for clients such as BBOXX. Furthermore, it offers a hybrid technology (TracPlus) that makes aircraft tracking possible in isolated areas by switching from cellular to satellite networks.

Wireless Logic

Wireless Logic has collaborated with technology partners to build and improve its managed services solutions. The company’s collaborative work with HERE and Google is delivering powerful, cost-effective mapping and geo-location services. Partnership with mobile-focused hardware providers, software and total end-to-end communications solution providers has enabled Wireless Logic to provide IoT solutions with flexibility and agility.

Kore Wireless

Kore Wireless is a leading global IoT MSP reporting a significant number of managed connections in recent years. It has data center operations spread across Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America, allowing it to support customers on a global scale. The company’s partnerships span across mobile telematics, GPS solutions, wearable solutions, monetization, subscription billing, and device management, among others.

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