Connectivity for telco IoT / M2M: Are LPWAN & WiFi strategically important?
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It’s reasonably clear that standard cellular networks will only carry a fraction of the data of the Internet of Things (IoT), but how should telcos be involved in the fast growing range of low cost, disruptive networks that will carry the bulk? We examine the alternatives and outline strategic options.
Format: PDF filePages: 35 pages Charts: 10 Author: STL research team Publication Date: December 2015
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Connectivity in the wider M2M/IoT context
- The larger the number…
- The IoT network technology landscape
- Overview – it’s not all cellular
- The emergence of LPWANs & telcos’ involvement
- The capillarity paradox: ARPU vs. addressability
- Where does WiFi fit?
- What will the impact of 5G be?
- Other technology considerations
- Strategic considerations
- Can telcos compete in IoT without connectivity?
- Investment vs. service offer
- Regulatory considerations
- Are 3GPP technologies being undermined?
- Risks & threats
Table of Figure
- Figure 1: Telcos can only fully monetise “things” they can identify uniquely
- Figure 2: The M2M Value Chain
- Figure 3: Characterising the difference between M2M and IoT across six domains
- Figure 4: ‘Digital’ and IoT convergence
- Figure 5: Selected Internet of Things service areas
- Figure 6: Cellular M2M is growing, but only a fraction of IoT overall
- Figure 7: Wide-area IoT-related wireless technologies
- Figure 8: Selected telco involvement with LPWAN
- Figure 9: Telcos need to consider capillary networks pragmatically
- Figure 10: Major telco types mapped to relevant IoT network strategies
Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 4G, 5G, applications, Business Model, fttx, Industrial Internet, IoT, LPWAN, mobile, network, regulation, spectrum, Telco 2.0, things, wifi