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IoT: The T is for Telco, Isn't it?

What will be the role of communications providers in the IoT? Re-thinking connectivity for IoT

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IoT: The T is for Telco, Isn't it?

  1. 1. IoT: T is for Telco, isn’t it?
  2. 2. Everything will be connected
  3. 3. The “50 Billion” meme
  4. 4. The Good: pilots are easy…
  5. 5. The Bad: A smart product is more than a pilot… Security Reliability Identity Bidirectionality Device management Proven scalability
  6. 6. The Bad: … and making the right choices is complex
  7. 7. The Ugly: You say your smart connected product is for…?
  8. 8. Every business will be disrupted!
  9. 9. Everything will be Connected… …but Connectivity has no value Telco’s Dilemma BI Intelligence, “The Internet of Things 2015” Machina Research, “Forecasting the Internet of Things revenue opportunity” April 2015
  10. 10. …therefore, why bother? 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Short Range (ZigBee, WiFi, ETH) Cellular (2G/3G/4G) Satellite MAN (public WiFi, PLC) Wide Area Fixed (xDSL, FTTx) TELCOS NOT PLAYING HERE TELCOS NOT SEEING THIS New competitors are INVISIBLE New customers are UNREACHABLE
  11. 11. ³ Can we learn anything from history?
  12. 12. Thinking Things: A journey to IoT
  13. 13. Order your favourite pizza with a click
  14. 14. Call a taxi from your hotel
  15. 15. Ask for a courier to pick up your urgent parcel
  16. 16. “click” “go” The magic of CLICK&GO
  17. 17. Yes, there is something in IoT for Telcos… • Arduino-compatible CPU • GSM radio • Integrated Li-Po battery management • Soldered SIM with a pre-provisioned, global data plan • Simple API • OTA upgrades • Industrial-grade module designed to fit into production lines • (Very) Low cost
  18. 18. …smart embedded connectivity, what else?