MVNO IoT business models
The MVNO Internet of Things (IoT) market is made up of a wide range of companies, from disruptive startups to established players, with companies of various sizes and geographic scopes.
ABI Research forecasts that the growth in the IoT MVNO market will cause the total revenues of the two participants to exceed US$2.5 billion annually by 2026, representing a five-year CAGR of 18.5% from 2021.
Connectivity providers, based on the IoT ecosystem, continue to evolve as more things connect online, more startups are launched and more companies are acquired
Evolving Market OpportunitiesHe postulates that trends include the development of cloud-native backbone networks, connectivity management platforms (CMPs) with remote OTA (Over-The-Air) provisioning capabilities; and a bridge to the market of platform of management outside isolated by means of technological innovation, for example, IoT SAFE by the GSMA.
It also provides a single point of integration for the provisioning of the device and the provisioning of the Module (SIM), regardless of the factor of form of the SIM.
As an MVNO, which relies heavily on connectivity and connectivity management to get a larger share of its receipts, it is increasingly diversifying its product portfolios. Traditional and disruptive IoT MVNOs adopt this strategy.
The same as conventional IoT MVNO as or Kore Wireless is not static. It developed and introduced many services, including device management, managed services and application management toolkits, especially in end markets where it developed practical vertical expertise.
New entrants are disrupting the IoT MVNO ecosystem to challenge a traditional two-player business strategy.
Moss noted that, traditionally, IoT MVNOs have relied on per-attack licensing agreements with carriers for multinational connectivity to build their business model. Increasing that the disruptors will go a step further, making partnerships with the operators to sell a managed service to allow operation beyond the operators’ domestic market, transforming these operators into international providers of IoT services.
There are other disruptive elements as well. Some are concentrating on private networks for IoT implementations, while others are concentrating on price innovation.
The IoT MVNO ecosystem will grow and continue to grow strongly, reaching a global total of 220 million provisioned connections worldwide by 2026. However, some IoT MVNOs will perform faster than others.
Connected Use Cases
It was once the first to introduce a fixed IoT tax – 500 MB for 10 euros for 10 years – and it’s more than just marketing noise. These are the results for the company, with 11 having surpassed 10 million IoT connections since it was founded in 2017.
The technology scenario around MVNO IoT continues to evolve, with continued GSMA standardization of eSIM and IoT SAFE leading examples of recent connectivity and connectivity management developments.
Be cautious as it’s never easy for eSIM and IoT SAFE, however, as MVNO continues to highlight the inability to integrate eSIM with NB-IoT and IoT SAFE and nascent adoption.
By A W Moghul