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How to Make Successful IoT Telco and Standards Decisions in 2018

Published: 18 May 2018

ID: G00345206

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


Service providers are aggressively marketing multiple cellular technologies and standards for Internet of Things connectivity. I&O leaders need to align the best-suited service provider and technologies for IoT initiatives, and derisk spectrum/band decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Map Service Provider Strengths and Weaknesses Against Specific IoT Requirements
    • Mobile Operators
    • MVNOs
    • Proprietary
    • Alliances and Ecosystems
  • Minimize Future Risks by Prioritizing Recognized Standards in Your Cellular Communications Strategy
  • Future-Proof Your Spectrum/Band Decisions by Challenging Their Impacts on QoS and Life Cycle Costs
  • Reduce Vendor Management Overhead by Consolidating Procurement to Fewer Service Providers

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