SIM-ple assumptions that can thwart IoT success

Inserting a SIM card into a device and expecting the magic to happen won't cut it

If there was any doubt over the pervasiveness of IoT then look no further than digital security expert Gemalto's IoT Outlook 2016, and the stand out revelation that the market will account for some 50% of business revenue by 2020. Along with industry forecasts which predict 50 billion connected devices in use world-wide by 2020, it's a juggernaut that shows little sign of waning as a number of factors conspire to turn something once niche and mysterious into a tangible, mainstream reality.

Securing CSP Networks from the Next Wave of Threats

As the demand for cloud services rises, opportunities for communications service providers increase. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) open up myriad possibilities, while software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) provide greater efficiencies and tailored service offerings

At the same time, there’s a world of unknowns to conquer and challenges to overcome.

Mobile network operators fear the impact of eSIM

Telecom industry faces biggest change in ecosystem since UMTS licensing in the early 2000s

The introduction of the embedded SIM (eSIM) technology to consumer markets is imminent. Management consultancy Mücke, Sturm & Company shows impressively in their latest expert study that all stakeholders are going to benefit from the technological innovation but one: The mobile network operators. The study participants fear more competition, a lower customer loyalty and a loss of previous relationships through the eSIM introduction for mobile network operators.

Rising Economies in Asia, Russia and Brazil help to drive growth in Cellular IoT Connections says Beecham Research

Global Cellular IoT connections to reach almost 1.22bn in 2021

Intraway Signs Worldwide Agreement to Globally Measure Quality of Experience at Telefónica

Telefónica improves customer experience by measuring end-to-end customers' OTT applications to enhance IP services across all of its broadband operations.

Intraway​, a global leader in Quality of Experience measuring and reporting solutions, today announced that Telefónica ​(NYSE: TEF) has selected Intraway’s unique Quality of Experience (QX) active probing solution, to deliver a measurement and reporting system for fixed broadband and mobile services across Telefónica’s global footprint. Intraway will provide a real-­time and historical customer experience performance visibility system for OTT and other IP services, relying in a system already being used by other top CSP's in the Americas over the past 5 years.

AI Security Leader to be Important Player in IoT Security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming integrated into many aspects of communication, applications, content, and commerce.  The Internet of Things (IoT) is a particularly important area for AI as a means for safeguarding assets, reducing fraud, and supporting analytics and automated decision making.  Mind Commerce estimates that global AI-based IoT anti-fraud and security intelligence solution revenue will reach nearly $1.5B USD by 2021.

Operators Dialing up Wi-Fi Calling to Deliver a Better Customer Experience

Customers expect to make calls and browse the internet wherever they are. Stepping outside to take a call is a nuisance many people can no longer tolerate. In fact, a study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless found that 74 percent of mobile subscribers are willing to switch providers if it means better service at home and at the office.

Satellites Remain Key Link in Evolving Hybrid Network Chain

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Figure 1 Digital payload of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite.

Pay-TV Innovation Forum Highlights Varying Growth Opportunities for Asia Pacific Pay-TV Service Providers

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in partnership with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, have revealed the APAC findings from the Pay-TV Innovation Forum research program.

What do all Successful MVNOs have in Common?

A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a mobile operator that does not own its own spectrum and usually does not have its own network infrastructure. Instead, MVNO's have business arrangements with traditional mobile operators to buy minutes of use (MOU) for sale to their own customers.

What do all of the leading global* Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) all have in common?  They all started with an MVNO Business Plan

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