Communications service providers (CSPs) are among the top players vying for a share of the addressable Internet of Things (IoT) market. Top CSPs, such as AT&T and Vodafone, have developed new technology, business frameworks and competencies.
Many other CSPs have seen significant growth in machine-to-machine (M2M) connections over the past few years.
More than 30 billion connected devices will be in use by 2025, of which cellular IoT—and Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) modules are forecast to account for about seven billion units, according to Machina Research.
This paper explores the use of cellular technologies for connecting billions of devices in the premise of IoT.