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Market Trends: TSPs Must Invest in the Rapidly Evolving IoT Ecosystems Now

Published: 27 March 2014

ID: G00259158

Analyst(s): Jouni Forsman , Sree Chadalavada, Eric Goodness , Alfonso Velosa


The Internet of Things is emergent and growing, but it is not a clearly defined market. Technology and service providers, including ARM, Intel, Bosch, Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services, are working toward establishing a dominant ecosystem platform.

Table Of Contents
  • Recommendations for Large TSPs


Market Trend

  • While Not a Market, the IoT Is a Nascent Opportunity That Requires Immediate Investments
    • The IoT Is Not New, but It Is Growing and Evolving at a Meteoric Rate
    • The IoT Is Definitely Not One Thing or Market
    • The Opportunity Is to Invest Now in Ecosystem Development
  • Market Structure Trend: IoT Needs Horizontal and Vertical Elements
    • The IoT Ecosystem Immaturity Provides Opportunities to Develop Platforms
  • The Diversity of IoT Markets Is Reflected in Regional CSP Trends

Contrarian View

  • Standards, Security and Use Case Issues Will Delay the IoT

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