May 2019 | 58 pages
Competitive analysis of 11 global IoT MSPs, what they offer, focus areas, recent strategic partnerships, and more
An introduction to the global IoT managed services market
Competitive benchmarking of 11 full-service IoT managed service providers (MSPs), including Aeris Communications, Arkessa, ARM, Eseye, Kore Wireless, Nokia, Sierra Wireless, Tata Communications, Thingstream, Vodafone, Wireless Logic
Recent partnerships for expanding the capabilities of their service portfolios
An overview of other business models in the IoT connectivity ecosystem and key players in each
Real-world case studies of three companies that leveraged full-service MSPs to take their IoT implementations to market
The opportunities for IoT managed service providers in Africa
Threats and opportunities that IoT MSPs need to be prepared for
The rising proliferation of connected devices has unleashed a new breed managed service providers (MSPs) that handle the end-to-end deployment of IoT solutions. Full-service IoT MSPs act as a one-stop-shop to meet the technology integration, connectivity, regulatory, and infrastructural needs of large-scale IoT implementations. Typical features of global IoT MSPs include pre-integrated IoT infrastructure, sales enablement plans, regulatory approvals, flexible pricing models, global core as a service, among others. The key factor differentiating global IoT managed service providers from other IoT platforms is their ability to provide a complete portfolio of networks and technologies for global coverage via a SPOC approach. This report provides a detailed comparison of 11 global IoT MSPs and a look into other business models that exist in the IoT connectivity management market.
To deploy IoT across territories, enterprises need to negotiate different contracts in each territory. In the past, enterprises were dependent on local MNOs for regional and international connectivity. Such an ecosystem gets increasingly fragmented as deployments expand, making management of multiple contracts a challenge. This leads concerns such as uneven coverage across borders, integration problems with the cloud, among others.
Additionally, cellular-based IoT deployments need to go through a certification stage – both for the network and the devices on it. The certification of devices is often very complex. It is vital to ensure that the devices are approved and get the necessary regulatory and carrier sign-offs for making the deployment live.
Finally there are challenges associated with the cost of operation. IoT-deployment processes, if not optimized, can turn out to be extortionate.
Introduction to Global IoT Managed Services
Key Insights on Global IoT Managed Services