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What CIOs Need to Know to Make Successful IoT Telco and Standards Decisions

Published: 25 May 2016

ID: G00300274

Analyst(s): Nick Jones , Leif-Olof Wallin

Summary

The Internet of Things is becoming a nascent market, with multiple cellular technologies and standards being aggressively marketed, often by the same vendors. CIOs and IoT leaders need to choose the correct telco types and technologies for IoT projects, and to "future-proof" spectrum/band decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Require Your Telco Type Decision to Be Made by Mapping Their Strengths and Weaknesses Against Your Specific Requirements
    • Mobile Operators
    • MVNOs
    • Proprietary
    • Alliances and Ecosystems
  • Ensure That Your Cellular Communication Technology and Standards Decision-Making Process Factors Will Minimize Future Risk
  • Future-Proof Spectrum/Band Decisions by Challenging Them as to Their Impacts on QoS and Life Cycle Costs

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