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Fragmentation spurs interest in IoT-as-a-service model

One of the great challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT) is for network operators to support the very diverse requirements of customers in different verticals, from high bandwidth in-car data services, to critical emergency systems, to massive numbers of devices in a stadium application. For the physical network requirements, operators are starting to think about slicing – optimizing a virtual sub-network for a particular service. But the specialized needs of a vertical industry IoT application do not stop at bandwidth and latency – they go up the stack to applications development and management, quality management and pricing models. The complexity of supporting these contrasting stacks is driving new interest in private networks run by vertical specialists (even if these…

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