Analysys Mason recently released their Emerging Asia Pacific (APAC) Internet of Things (IoT) scorecard, which put China Mobile and Vodafone at the top.
According to Analysys Mason, both companies have made extensive investment in network technologies and IoT capabilities, and both companies have dedicated IoT business units to drive growth with a presence in multiple sectors.
There were six categories to the scorecard to rank overall IoT success, including strategy and vision, structure and organisation, ecosystem and partnership, market status and size, network status and technology, and capabilities and portfolio.
The report recommends other operators that are looking build a strong IoT business to look at the approaches taken by the two telcos as current best practice for building success in IoT.
There were a number of interesting findings garnered from the scorecard, including:
Best practice and not size defines IoT leaders in Emerging Asia-Pacific
Independent IoT business units support market success
Both operators have made bold moves to support IoT specific wide-area networks
Operators have different approaches and start points for entering the IoT market, but the same best practices have led to success
“China Mobile topped the overall leader ranking with its large scale in the IoT market, aggressive investment in its IoT business, leadership in technologies, and strong enabling capabilities,” says research head in APAC, Sherrie Huang.
“Vodafone is a leader in our recent IoT scorecard ranking thanks to its advanced vision and strategy, strong enabling capabilities, extensive international coverage and partnerships,” adds principal analyst, Michele Mackenzie.