For a CSP the choice between a vertical vs a horizontal approach to M2M will depend on its specific position

10 September 2015
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Matt Hatton
Keywords: IoT, internet of things, internet, things, M2M, machine-to-machine, carriers, operators, MNO, CSP, communications, service, provider, global, AT&T, China, Mobile, Unicom, Deutsche, Etisalat, KPN, NTT, Docomo, Orange, SingTel, SoftBank, Sprint, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telekom, Austria, Telenor, Connexion, TeliaSonera, Telia, Sonera, Verizon, Vodafone, strategy, benchmarking, best, practice, vertical, horizontal
Number of Pages: 6

Earlier in September 2015 Machina Research published its M2M Communications Service Provider Benchmarking Report looking at the strategies of CSPs in addressing the burgeoning M2M opportunity. One of the notable trends, which is worthy of exploring in more detail, is the variation between CSPs in taking a vertical or a horizontal approach.

This Research Note assesses the strategies of different CSPs to understand why companies adopt different strategies and what implications that might have for their success.

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