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Industrial IoT: opportunities for operators

Michele Mackenzie Principal Analyst, Research
Caroline Chappell Research Director

"The telecoms industry is promoting 5G as a ubiquitous networking solution to unify the three domains of industrial IoT."

The opportunity to apply IoT to the industrial sector is growing as enterprises in this sector are developing their digital transformation strategies (for the purposes of this report, ‘industrial’ includes primary and secondary sectors (such as mining, oil and gas and manufacturing) as well as some tertiary sectors such as warehouses and transport hubs). This report examines operators’ opportunity to address the demand from the industrial sector for new networks, the potential role of 5G in addressing requirements and early operator initiatives to address industrial IoT with existing technologies prior to 5G commercialisation.  

The research is based on several sources including interviews with key stakeholders and Analysys Mason’s internal research on IoT and industrial automation.

In this report, we answer the following questions.

  • What is driving the demand for new networks in the industrial sector?
  • What networks (and network models) are emerging to support industrial IoT before 5G is commercially available?
  • How will 5G enable operators to better address the networking requirements of the industrial sector?
  • What steps should operators take to address the opportunity?
  • What ecosystem models and partnerships are necessary to fulfil the industrial IoT vision?

The three domains in the industrial IoT sector

The three domains in the industrial IoT sector


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