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Industrial IoT case studies: partnering for 5G success

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research
Caroline Chappell Research Director

"5G is just one enabling element of IIoT; operators also need to secure their position in the right IIoT ecosystems to gain access to valuable customers and innovative capabilities."

5G specifications are being developed to support industrial use cases. However, few companies will have all of the technology assets and skills that are needed to address the requirements of the industrial sector; ecosystem participation and partnerships will be key to success. This report examines the early approaches of operators, infrastructure vendors and cloud players to deliver solutions to the industrial sector.

This report answers the following questions.

  • Which industrial IoT (IIoT) propositions are marketed by companies targeting the IIoT opportunity and what are these companies’ strengths and weaknesses?
  • How do these companies compare in terms of IIoT readiness, 5G readiness, customer base and ecosystem participation?

The following companies are featured in case studies.

  • autosen
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ericsson
  • FogHorn Systems
  • IBM
  • Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)
  • Logicalis
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Orange Business Services
  • Rockwell
  • Telefónica
  • Telit
  • Vodafone