The costs will be quite low for IoT connectivity, covering a range of new applications that weren’t cost effective before — it’s opening the market. - Robin Duke-Woolley, Beecham Research
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 25, 2016
Smartphone sales may be slowing down, but sales of connected devices are set to skyrocket as more and more equipment ships with embedded sensors and connectivity. What does this mean for wireless carriers? Will the Internet of Things increase traffic on mobile networks, or will carriers be left behind as other service providers seize this emerging opportunity?
This report outlines the steps that wireless carriers are taking to capitalize on the Internet of Things, now and in the future. Insights from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Sequans, Sigfox, Beecham Research, Compass Intelligence and Moor Insights & Strategy answer many of the most common questions about the Internet of Things.
1. Which industries do carriers see as the most promising vertical markets for the Internet of Things?
2. What are low-power wide-area networks, and will they compete with mobile operators?
3. Why is LTE not suited for most IoT use cases, and how can the industry change that?
4. What opportunities does the Internet of Things present for semiconductor companies and network equipment vendors?
5. How will the Internet of Things impact signaling traffic on mobile networks?
6. How will the Internet of Things impact the wireless workforce?
One clear takeaway from the report is the emergence of low-cost, low-power modules to connect devices to wireless networks. These solutions are coming from inside and outside the traditional cellular ecosystem.
"The costs will be quite low for this form of connectivity and it will cover a whole range of new applications that have not been cost effective to cover before, so it's a way of opening up the market," said analyst Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research, who recently completed a report on low-power wide-area networks.
Some providers of low-power wide-area networks may be direct competitors to wireless carriers, but others may end up aggregating IoT traffic that will end up on mobile networks.
“When you look at the leading low-power wide-area networks, they do integrate cellular into their network architectures, at least for some use cases, “ said report editor Martha DeGrasse.
- Martha DeGrasse, Editor, RCR Wireless News
• Mobeen Khan, Enterprise IoT Practice Leader, AT&T Business Solutions
- Robin Duke-Woolley, Founder and CEO, Beecham Research
- Craig Miller, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Sequans
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