26 October 2017
VODAFONE POSITIONED AS A LEADER BY GARTNER IN THE MAGIC QUADRANT FOR MANAGED M2M SERVICES, WORLDWIDE, FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Vodafone is positioned highest and furthest for its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision,” respectively, in the Leaders quadrant.
Vodafone has been named by Gartner as a global Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide* for a fourth consecutive year. It is positioned highest for “ability to execute” and furthest to the right for “completeness of vision” in the Leaders quadrant.
“We believe Gartner’s placing of Vodafone in the Leaders quadrant for a record fourth consecutive year recognises our exceptional track record and our unique position in the IoT landscape,” said Vodafone’s IoT director, Erik Brenneis. “We feel that continuous development of our IoT capabilities and expansion into new technologies such as NB-IoT ensure that more customers are able to realise the maximum benefit from the Internet of Things.”
The latest IoT Barometer Report shows that IoT projects are getting bigger with the number of large scale projects doubling in the last year and 61% of all companies agreeing that digital transformation is impossible without IoT.
Brenneis continued: “The landscape is becoming more competitive and we are delighted to have retained our position in this report. IoT is already transforming lives and businesses and the future looks exciting. According to our Barometer report 79% of adopters are saying that IoT will have an enormous impact on the whole economy in the next five years.”
To view the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide report, click here.
*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide by Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Aapo Markkanen, Godfrey Chua Published: 23 October, 2017. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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About Vodafone Group
Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 49 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 June 2017, Vodafone Group had 523.5 million mobile customers and 18.5 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.