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IoT forecast: operator spend on connectivity management platforms 2017–2026

"Vendors need to drive established operators' activity on IoT connectivity management platforms to accelerate overall IoT adoption."

IoT connectivity management platforms (CMPs) support IoT operations over the cellular network. Many telecoms operators have deployed CMPs to monitor their network activity, accelerate roll-out and to offer value-added services to their customers. This report provides forecasts for the adoption of CMPs measured by the number of managed connections and spending on external platforms (such as Cisco Jasper's platform).

This report provides:

  • base-year 2017 analysis and 9-year forecasts for the IoT connectivity management market worldwide for eight regions
  • forecasts of spending by operators on external connectivity management platforms
  • analysis of the key trends and drivers (and challenges) of IoT connectivity management platform adoption
  • recommendations for vendors in the worldwide IoT connectivity management market.


Geographical coverage

Key metrics

Regions modelled

  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)

IoT connections worldwide and by region by technology type:

  • Managed IoT connections worldwide and by region
  • Managed IoT connections by platform type (both internal and external platforms)
  • Operator spend on IoT external connectivity management platforms
  • External platform vendor market share
  • Managed IoT connections and revenue for low-power, wide-area (LPWA) networks.