Global communications company Telefonica has recently been recognised as a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide, for the sixth year running. An improvement on its “completeness of vision”, which is one of the two aspects the Magic Quadrant assesses together with the “ability to execute”.
The company believes the main reasons for this recognition are the seriousness and distance of its vision in the short, medium and long term. Their accolade recognizes their ability to execute the majority of services in varied and multifaceted environments, where the clients require a mixture of both consulting and engineering capabilities, development of tailor-made solutions and its industrialization and management.
“Right now, sectors such as industry, logistics and utilities have seen that this type of solution offers decisive advantages for their competitiveness. This however, requires an understanding of the operation and the needs of customers in several areas”, explains Vicente Muñoz, Chief IoT Officer at Telefonica. “Telefónica’s experience, our global nature, our leading knowledge in key areas such as connectivity, services, data analysis and security, together with the consistency of the results obtained with our customers, gives us the excellence that the market expects in order to remain at the forefront of the Internet of Things ecosystem and hyper connected world.”
Telefonica now boasts more than 30 million IoT connections worldwide and has very strong assets like Kite. Kite is an in-house solution platform on which to manage IoT devices with a devoted network organization, globally deployed and hosted in the cloud to be available and also manageable everywhere via web or API. Since last November, IoT/big data services, together with cloud and security services, are part of Telefonica Tech. This is the new unit with which Telefonica wants to increase the growth and development of these new digital businesses.
The full report, titled the ‘Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide’, published December 2019, is available at the following link (subject to subscription):
About Telefonica IoT
Telefonica IoT is the global area of Internet of Things in Telefónica, which is dedicated to the development and implementation of IoT solutions in all segments of the market. IoT is in the DNA of Telefónica and the reason why they offer end-to-end global solutions to customers around the world with one of the highest quality in terms of connectivity. Thanks to their global presence and roaming agreements, they are available in all countries.
Telefonica IoT is an enabler of digital transformation with the mission of connecting people with the things that matter to them.