Will M2M create a sizeable business opportunity for CSPs?
The forecasts that envision 50 billion connected devices by 2017 are staggering. Especially when you consider these forecasts are based upon counting only devices – smart phones, smart tablets, smart meters and the like – where the connectivity itself is central to the device’s function.
When you add the reality of household utensils, livestock, articles of clothing and other common, everyday items communicating without the need of human intervention, the actual number of things that are networked, generating data, being monitored and driving automated and manual responses could be orders of magnitude larger than 50 billion.
This paper looks at the potential business opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the growing arena of the Internet of Things and asks: what is necessary to keep CSPs profitably at the heart of M2M's rapidly evolving ecosystems? To monetize M2M, what business models are carriers adopting and what promises the greatest profit?
Download the white paper to learn how CSPs can manage the data, devices, and services associated with M2M to move beyond connectivity and deliver convergent insights and enhanced value.
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Machine-to-Machine (M2M): Profiting from the Internet of Things
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