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How Becoming an IoT MVNO Enables Faster Time-to-Solution and More Value

Published: 15 September 2017

ID: G00336136

Analyst(s): Pablo Arriandiaga , Eric Goodness


New technologies are enabling a class of mobile virtual network operators to offer broad capabilities and increased value to Internet of Things. Technology strategic planners focused on building IoT MVNO strategy must consider becoming IoT MVNOs in order to gain end-to-end IoT value chain control.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Technology strategic planners of IoT MVNOs are able to provision frictionless and usage-based access to end-to-end IoT value chain, thus, enabling the control and optimization of the business outcome
    • Multicarrier and Global Connectivity
    • Complementing CSP Coverage
    • Extending OEMs' Business
    • Non-CSPs Becoming Enterprise MVNOs (Vertical Approach)
    • Recommendations
  • IoT vendor and technology space is very crowded and complex, making it difficult for technology strategic planners to build a solid IoT MVNO strategy
    • Recommendations
  • Faster time-to-solution and time-to-revenue as an IoT MVNO requires a change of business model enabled by adoption of technology strategic planners key technologies such as vEPC, cloud solutions or eSIM
    • Recommendations

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