Internet of Things (IoT) products and services are a maturing market for telecom operators, according to a recent report by Heavy Reading. According to operators and observers that were surveyed by Heavy Reading , 2016 will likely see significant momentum build behind IoT, including operators' involvement in platforms and applications.
The report, "IoT Platforms: Chasing Value in a Maturing Market," examines the market for horizontal, multi-sector platforms that enable IoT applications.
Research by Gartner Inc. forecast that 6.4 billion connected devices and products will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015 and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new "things" are getting connected every day, according to Gartner.
As IoT matures, different platforms are emerging for service providers and vendors in the ecosystem. This infographic shows the technologies and platforms for IoT: