Strategic IoT Transformation for Carriers in Four Steps

1. Build Customized Composite Networks

On the network level, carriers must transition to composite networks that support multiple communication technologies and centers on mobile network services that allow people to communicate with each other.

2. Provide Service-Type Smart Connections

The requirements of IoT connection services are completely different from those of traditional person-to-person communication connection services. Carriers have to cater to a wide range of enterprise IoT customers and industrial applications. These applications have special connection service requirements including on-demand and independent connection management and centralized and global connection management services.

3. Serve On-Demand and Independent Connection Management

Industry and enterprise clients use mobile network connections for not only daily communications but also make these connections a part of their applications and end products. They require the independent management of mobile network connection lifecycles. They need to manage connection statuses based on the conditions of production, logistics, sales, and other stages, rather than having all operations performed by carriers.

4. Offer Centralized and Global Connection Management Services

IoT CMPs have gone through three stages of development.

Conclusion

In conclusion, carriers now choose to use a universal CMP or a universal CMP + self-built CMP based on their IoT connection business volume. Following this trend, more and more carriers have begun adopting multi-platform strategies to meet the centralized and global connection management needs of industry and enterprise users.

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