Profiting from the Internet of Things (IoT): Above and Beyond Connectivity

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The forecasts that envision 75 billion connected devices by 2020 are staggering. Especially when you consider these forecasts are based on counting only devices—smart phones, smart tablets, smart meters and the like—where the connectivity itself is central to the device’s function.

This whitepaper looks at the potential business opportunity for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the growing arena of the Internet of Things (IoT) and asks: what is necessary to keep CSPs profitably at the heart of IoT’s rapidly evolving ecosystems? To monetize IoT, what business models are carriers adopting and what promises the greatest profit?