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This article, which appeared in Ovum's IoT Viewpoints 2019 e-book, provides a market outlook for alternative IoT mobile virtual network operators (IoT-MVNOs).


  • Most IoT-MVNO operators started life as IoT technology providers, typically as a platform or hardware provider before moving into the connectivity space. Many have experience as mobile virtual network enablers (MVNEs) and are used to running platforms both for other MVNOs and for their direct customers.

Features and Benefits

  • Discusses market outlook for IoT-MVNOs.
  • Summarizes the benefits for IoT-MVNOs.

Key questions answered

  • Who is going to support enterprises' IoT strategies in the future?
  • Are traditional MNOs going to lose their grip on the IoT market in favor of MVNO-like players?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Further reading
  • Download 1: IoT Viewpoints 2019: IoT-MVNOs

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