Despite the success and proliferation of the technology known as Internet of Things (IoT), mobile providers are taking a different approach to the technology. Network World brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “What the big four U.S. mobile ISPs are doing with IoT.”

IoT has become a phenomenon, which means that every company in the world with a possible use of IoT is doing its best to get a piece of the pie. The big four U.S. mobile data providers have a unique challenge – to sell more than just connectivity. The bigger two – AT&T and Verizon – have a considerable lead in customer reach and technological maturity over T-Mobile and Sprint. This is not just because they are larger and have more resources, they have also pursued different approaches to the IoT market. Verizon, for example, has tended to snap up companies and integrate them into new or existing Verizon-branded offerings, keeping everything in-house and presenting itself as a one-stop shop.

Melody K. Smith

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