Wireless Carriers and MVNOs
Enabling M2M and Collaboration Services
An ABI Research report estimates that the number of cellular M2M connections will triple by 2014. With the cell phone saturation rate in the US nearing 100%, operators realize that M2M technology creates a new horizon to deliver new services that can address the needs for any market vertical looking to network enable their device and products for sending and receiving vital operational information to improve uptime reliability, customer service, and creation of revenue-generating opportunities.
According to ABI Research, Mobile Carriers have focused on solving the ‘M2M Connection Problem’ with their current generation M2M Service Delivery Platforms which enable high speed provisioning, health and billing of a mobile Internet Protocol (IP) layer connection. However, increased value can be offered by helping device makers solve the ‘M2M Application Problem’. The M2M Application Problem is the challenge in implementing complex remote communications message-oriented middleware that is robust, scalable and highly secure for connecting devices to a variety of enterprise applications for monitoring and business intelligence functions.
If you look back on the history of M2M, the Application Problem has traditionally been solved by device makers through proprietary in-house development which makes sense if you have a lot of time and money and a very long-term commitment. However, the M2M market is accelerating and capital is tight, so device makers and application developers are demanding an off the shelf solution for device-to-application-layer connectivity offered in a Platform as a Service (usage-based) billing model.
Best-in-class carriers are now in the early stages of evolving their M2M Service Delivery platforms (beyond basic IP-layer connection enablement) to include Application-layer connectivity to help speed time to market for their customers and increase carrier M2M ARPU. For carriers who are focused on Cloud-based services, adding Application layer connectivity is a strong enabler for increasing cloud-based hosting revenues by increasing the number of potential transactions from millions of connected devices.
By partnering with ILS Technology, Carriers can provide a complete end-to-end M2M service offering allowing customers to achieve real-time connectivity and instant interaction between applications and devices over a universally accepted and secure wireless communication infrastructure.
ILS Technology provides Carriers an M2M Application Platform that complements existing M2M Service Delivery Platforms which are limited to IP connection-layer management. The ILS Technology M2M Application Platform is independent of the vertical market with device and application specific extensions for each vertical. ILS Technology has strong experience in the Industrial Automation, Building Automation, Semiconductor, Medical Equipment and Data Center markets. Hosted in the Carrier's Cloud (or ILS Technology’s Cloud), and working in collaboration with device makers and the M2M end user community, ILS Technology's M2M Application Platform allows the carriers to provide high value application layer M2M services that results in greater Average Revenue per Device, and expanded cloud-based service offerings. ILS Technology’s M2M Application Platform is the answer to the carrier’s M2M Service Delivery Platform roadmap.
For OEM's, plant/facility operators and service organizations that utilize a combined ILS Technology and carrier infrastructure solution, the benefits are:
M2M is fast changing the way carriers can deliver new and valuable services to their customers. ILS Technology can provide the last link on each end of the M2M wireless value chain to instantly connect intelligent devices to enterprise applications and databases across the carrier network. Let us help you IT-enable your customer’s devices today.