AAs the consumer market for cellular services has become highly competitive and highly saturated, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is providing an attractive opportunity for mobile network operators (MNOs) to build new revenue streams. However, the IoT market is very fragmented; even within individual verticals, solutions and technology requirements often vary greatly.
MNOs have typically struggled with the economics of building, delivering, and managing solutions especially for these usually low-bandwidth, low-margin IoT use cases. The emergence of new IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings could prove to be the solution MNOs need, allowing them to maximize their ability to address this segment of the IoT market without having to invest significantly in additional resources.
This Ovum report takes a closer look on the lean native cloud platform approach, which is especially designed for the needs of the Internet of Things market. It does not only takes a closer look into the understanding of the term Cloud-Native Platform (CNP) itself, but also the advantages it offers in terms of investment, agility, time-to-market and integration. European IoT connectivity and platform provider 1NCE serves as an excellent case study of the innovative CNP proposition. You can access this and other information in the IoT Cloud-Native Platforms Download.