The Internet of Things is causing the worlds of informational technologies and operational technologies to collide, and this collision will only get louder as suppliers and enterprises confront its complexity, opportunities, and challenges. Examined in the IT and OT Convergence sector are the communications and protocol technologies linking the physical and digital domains and vying to create the smart factory and next-generation industrial processes of the future. The next generation enterprise will also need to implement new technologies such as beacons, augmented and virtual reality, and innovative uses of wearable technologies to create a more seamless workplace of machines and people. Billions of new connected endpoints also require that security be a number priority from the shop floor through to the data center. Finally, special focus is given to key markets that present some the greatest complexities and opportunities as IT and OT merge and compete, including smart transportation, smart cities, and industrial robotics.
The MVNO market is alive and well even though MVNO longevity can be short. The majority of MVNOs serve the consumer market targeting such segments as youth and immigrant populations with prepaid voice and data plans.
There are several MVNOs that target business markets. They are typically enterprise telephony or ICT providers who have added mobile services to their product portfolio. However, none of them truly serve the enterprise audience with a range of value added services which augment a business's current communications capabilities, and make mobility services an integral part of business processes. Value added services can include mobile device management (MDM) and telecom expense management (TEM) services, mobile application development services, and FMC. M2M services also represent an area of opportunity for an enterprise MVNO.
Per ABI Research's definition, an enterprise MVNO not only offers a suite of traditional mobile voice and data services, but also several mobile value added services such as mobile device management and telecom expense management services. This report examines the current market environment both driving and limiting development of enterprise MVNOs. It quantifies the potential revenue opportunities for an enterprise MVNO across both personal communications and M2M communications markets. It reviews the current MVNO market serving businesses and MVNEs best suited to support an enterprise MVNO. The report concludes with market recommendations, and subscriber forecasts segmented by seven different regions and by 20 industry verticals.