With the shrinking margins in data and voice services, the Internet of Things is a very relevant revenue stream for the Telecom and Communication Service Provider market. Telecoms have a unique positioning for becoming the main providers for IoT solutions as mobility, connectivity and existing customer relationships will play a major role in developing those IoT solutions. Also, these Communication Service Providers already own the huge wireless and wireline infrastructure that currently transfer massive amounts of data.
Most Telecoms are already playing in the IoT and M2M space through metering, fleet management and smart city solutions, but there are many more opportunities for them in IoT. Streamlined operations and predictive analytics applied to Telecom networks will bring huge benefits to network availability, solution resilience, and customer satisfaction.