In this report, ABI Research analyses the UnTelco opportunity in the manufacturing market. ABI Research coined the concept “UnTelco” to define those activities, strategies, and opportunities that Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) should pursue beyond their traditional offerings to foster their revenue growth. As revenue from the mobile consumer market continues to decline, wireless telco vendors and operators are looking at other verticals for new UnTelco growth opportunities.
Given the relevance of the IoT in fostering the growth of the manufacturing segment, this market is identified by many MSPs and network vendors as a key area for their future growth. However, so far, the smart manufacturing market has developed with its own technology partners and well-established industrial vendors. In this report, ABI Research explores the key trends and technologies defining the market as well as telco and UnTelco initiatives, strategies, and opportunities with a special focus provided on the MSPs’ real potential in this very complex and competitive market. It also provides the smart manufacturing UnTelco market forecast as well as recommendations for MSPs and network vendors to become leading players in this market. Topics discussed in the report include the role of MSPs in the expansion of smart manufacturing, their relationship with traditional vendors, 5G, private LTE, and market strategies.