​IoT is Here: Where do Service Providers Stand in the Age of IoT?

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IoT is Here – Where Do You Stand?

Current service providers evolved from two “camps” – (i) Traditional telco (ii) Internet SP. Just like WiMAX, the industry has seen the IT sector enter the broadband service provider market. We saw the 4G battle between WiMAX and LTE. Finally, LTE won the 4G battle when WiMAX lost the two-year window of opportunity.

And we see again in the battle for the best IoT Service Provider – will it be from the incumbent telco or the ISP? Or probably new players such as Google or Samsung?

Many IoT events are being held either from USA or Europe but rarely in this part of the region (Asia). But somehow, the adoption of any new technology will be from Asia, right? Why?

IoT requires co-opetition rather than competition or cooperation alone. In many parts of the market, these companies compete, but depending on the adoption of the IoT market in that country, the companies sometimes need to cooperate in providing a full end-to-end IoT solution. Take a look at the IoT value chain, in which area can we work together?

Are we going to take the “wait-and-see” stand? What’s the best strategy – “build and it will come”? What’s the ROI for such deployment? What’s the best business model? Consumer or Enterprise customers? Private or Public Cloud?

You can view or download the presentation slides from Slideshare here. It will attempt to answer the following:

  • The current era of IoT: how is it different from M2M?
  • Bringing IoT to future of communications and productivity
  • Encouraging adoption and innovation of IoT
  • Promoting stakeholder collaboration
  • Current scale of investment in IoT vs. future monetization

About the Author

Dr. Mazlan Abbas is an IOT Evangelist, Thought Leader and CEO of REDtone IOT,. You can reach him on LinkedIn at https://my.linkedin.com/in/mazlan/ or Twitter at http://twitter.com/mazlan_abbas . For further details, check out http://about.me/mazlan.abbas

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