Vodafone B2B IoT Strategy: Heavy on the Ends, Light in the Middle

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By Dan Shey | 1Q 2018 | IN-4845

 

Vodafone B2B IoT Strategy: Heavy on the Ends, Light in the Middle

NEWS


Vodafone has been an aggressive operator in the B2B IoT market, mostly driven by its heritage in DSL/fiber infrastructure, unified communications, and mobile networks. In addition, the enterprise emphasis also comes about due to its international mobile network footprint spanning countries with a large business base of customers and significant business activity, including the United Kingdom, Germany, and India. But a review of Vodafone’s IoT strategy based on information provided by its recent analyst event suggests that it is de-emphasizing the middle of the IoT value chain and placing greater emphasis on its own cloud services. This is interesting, but also risky!

Heavy on the Ends

IMPACT


It is natural for a mobile operator to heavily emphasize devices and connectivity. Mobile networks continue to evolve, so ensuring that devices are available and approved for cellular networks is an important activity. Network evolution also provides operators with a chance t…

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