Although there will be plenty of opportunities for IoT potential to be realised in the domestic markets, the big prizes will be realised across international borders.
Multi-nationals are the ones with the budgets to invest in this embryonic and largely unproven segment, but to work alongside these companies the telcos will have to prove they have the networks to support the ambition.
Unfortunately, many telcos are limited to their domestic markets.
“Extending our collaboration with AT to offer NB-IoT roaming helps our customers to easily deploy their connected devices between the U.S. and Europe,” said Vinod Kumar, CEO of Vodafone Business.
“We want to make technology adoption simpler for our customers to help them achieve their business outcomes and by pushing forward the standards and linking up our IoT network with AT’s, we’re doing just that.”
“For the IoT to live up to its promise, it must be global,” said Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President of Advanced Mobility and Enterprise Solutions for AT “More and more of our enterprise customers are launching IoT applications across multiple countries.