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Vodafone positioned as a "Leader" in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services

Vodafone is recognized as a Leader for the seventh time running

16 Mar 2021

Vodafone has been acknowledged by Gartner as a "leader" in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services for the seventh 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” based on its strategy and operations.

The 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, assesses 18 organizations. Of these, Vodafone is placed highest for “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”.

Erik Brenneis, Vodafone Business IoT director said: “Over the past 12 months, we have heard from thousands of customers who told us IoT has helped them become more resilient, flexible and maintain business continuity during this time of disruption.

“But it goes much further than this. IoT is helping companies innovate and drive profitable growth. We see customers using IoT to access untapped data and drive strategic thinking, adopt new business models, and improve customer experience. Companies are using IoT technology to fundamentally improve their efficiency and agility as well as reducing their environmental impact.”


As organizations continue to digitalise their operations, 87% of businesses in the Vodafone Business 2020 IoT Spotlight said IoT is critical for their future success. Vodafone provides IoT connectivity in 182 countries and over 570 networks, end-to-end solutions and managed connectivity services. As a result, it can address the critical needs of customers across key IoT verticals, including automotive, manufacturing and healthcare.

To find out more about Vodafone’s position and what it means for our customers, read the full 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Pablo Arriandiaga, Jonathan Davenport, Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Published xx March 2021

This report was previously titled Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services (2014), Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services, Worldwide (2015), Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide (2016-18), Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide (2019).

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About Vodafone

Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to “connect for a better future” and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and – as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated – we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.

Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 45m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 48 more. As of 31 December 2020, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 27m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 118m IoT devices.

We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.
Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.
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