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Vodafone acknowledged as an MQ “Leader” by Gartner in Managed IoT Services

13 Dec 2019

Vodafone is recognised by Gartner as a "Leader" in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide for the sixth consecutive time.

Gartner defines a “Leader” in the Magic Quadrant as a company that executes well against their current vision, and is well positioned for tomorrow through their ability to execute on their strategy.

The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide assesses 18 organisations. Of these, Vodafone is placed furthest to the right for “completeness of vision” and highest on “ability to execute”.  

“I believe that our position as an MQ “Leader” for the sixth consecutive year reflects our innovative approach to building IoT solutions and proposals,” said Erik Brenneis, Director of IoT for Vodafone Business. “Over the last 12 months we have continued to look at ways we can provide end-to-end solutions to our customers rather than just connectivity, helping them solve business problems, for example with fleet management and assisted living. The ARM partnership, which removes both cost and complexity for OEMs developing connected products, is another great example in this area.”

Brenneis continued: “I also believe this result is testament to the global IoT connectivity solutions we can provide across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  This year, we have established new partnerships with America Movil, China Mobile and AT&T, which means we now deliver connectivity for the customer wherever they need it.”

Businesses today are increasingly adopting IoT solutions to help them unlock new revenue streams, improve efficiency and increase customer engagement and loyalty. Connecting with IoT can give businesses unprecedented visibility of the supply chain, assets and operations, enabling valuable insights and business improvement. In addition to connectivity, Vodafone also provide a wide range of value-added solutions and services, from the design of hardware to a proven portfolio of operational services and secure operating centres located in more than 50 countries.

To find out more about Vodafone’s position and what it means for our customers, read the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide, Pablo Arriandiaga, Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Jonathan Davenport, 12 December 2019.

This report was previously titled Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide and Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services, Worldwide. 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.

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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.

For further information, please contact:

Danielle Restivo, Vodafone Business: groupmedia@vodafone.com

About Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading telecoms and technology service providers. We have extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets.

Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 24 countries, partners with mobile networks in 42 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers and 22 million TV customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.

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