The Year Ahead: Appliances And Cities Get Connected
As operators face high infrastructure maintenance and upgrade costs as well as the ever growing demand for data, strategies turn to generating income from new sources. While BMI expects the consumer will remain the largest proportion of revenues, we see a gradual increase in the use of wireless technologies for alternative applications such as smart cities, telecare and telematics.
Global forecasts for mobile connections go far beyond the planet's total population. This is not simply a case of consumers holding more than one mobile subscription but machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will far outstrip the number of mobile device connections, including those in consumer devices such as tablets and connected notebooks. The drive for this will be other connected devices such as fridges, cars, electricity infrastructure, freight vehicles among many, many others.
Appeal To Operators
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