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Introduction

The IoT connectivity market continues to be dominated by a handful of larger communication service providers (CSPs). Together, the top 10 CSPs accounted for 500 million IoT (cellular M2M and licensed spectrum LPWAN) connections at the end of 2017.

Highlights

  • LPWAN has begun to impact CSP IoT metrics.
  • Smart cities, fleet and logistics, and asset tracking provided the greatest CSP IoT opportunities in 2017.
  • The strongest CSPs combine horizontal scale with end-to-end IoT solutions.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the largest M2M telcos.
  • Identifies which verticals have provided the greatest opportunities for telcos in 2017.

Key questions answered

  • Who are the leading IoT CSP providers?
  • In which verticals have the leading CSPs been most successful?
  • How have CSPs been successful?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • A handful of CSPs dominate the IoT connectivity market
  • Smart cities, fleet and logistics, and asset tracking provided the greatest CSP IoT opportunities in 2017
  • The strongest CSPs combine horizontal scale with end-to-end IoT solutions

Appendix

  • Further reading
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