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Introduction

IoT will generate opportunities for telcos to open up new revenue streams and improve profit margins. Telcos have an opportunity to leverage these capabilities and fully monetize IoT beyond the connectivity layer.

Highlights

  • IoT is expected to become a trillion-dollar industry with more than 50 billion connections by 2020. Telcos plan to capitalize off of this by supporting connected car, connected home, smart metering, m-health, and M2M.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand telcos' value within the IoT ecosystem.
  • Learn how telcos can monetize IoT.

Key questions answered

  • What assets can telcos leverage to support their IoT initiative?
  • What are the business requirements for monetizing IoT?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for telcos
  • Recommendations for vendors

Market conditions

  • Telcos are investing in digital services to create new revenue streams
  • IoT is expected to become a trillion-dollar industry

Telcos must find ways to monetize IoT

  • Services will play an important role in IoT
  • Telcos can offer CEM services for IoT
  • Value-added services (VAS) are a potential revenue giant

Legacy IT is the biggest inhibitor to monetizing IoT

  • Telcos need to invest in agile systems

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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