Sunday, 22 September 2019

The IoT Market Needs More Client-Problem-First Vendors

By Angel Dobardziev For The Total Telecom Network
Thursday 23 May 19

Great IoT technologies, Slow IoT Deployments Last week’s IoT World event in the Silicon Valley was very insightful. The IoT enabling technologies we saw at the expo are clearly developing very quickly. The edge hardware (e.g. sensors and gateways) is getting smaller, better and cheaper. The IoT connectivity options are ever more diverse ranging from carrier-led (e.g. NB-IoT, and soon, 5G) to proprietary (e.g. Sigfox), increasingly offered with very attractive flat rate plans. There were also compelling IoT databases, analytics and visualisation applications on display, including some terrific augmented reality showcases. If the expo was where your event visit ended, you might have left with a picture of a bright future for the IoT market…

Great IoT technologies, Slow IoT Deployments Last week’s IoT World event in the Silicon Valley was very insightful. The IoT enabling technologies we saw at the expo are clearly developing very quickly. The edge hardware (e.g. sensors and gateways) is getting smaller, better and cheaper. The IoT connectivity options are ever more diverse ranging from carrier-led (e.g. NB-IoT, and soon, 5G) to proprietary (e.g. Sigfox), increasingly offered with very attractive flat rate plans. There were also compelling IoT databases, analytics and visualisation applications on display, including some terrific augmented reality showcases. If the expo was where your event visit ended, you might have left with a picture of a bright future for the IoT market…

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