VODAFONE POSITIONED AS A LEADER BY GARTNER IN THE MAGIC QUADRANT FOR MANAGED MACHINE-TO-MACHINE SERVICES FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Vodafone is positioned highest and furthest for its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision” in the Leaders’ quadrant.
Vodafone has been named by Gartner as a worldwide Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Services, Worldwide* for the third consecutive year. It is positioned highest for “ability to execute” and furthest to the right for “completeness of vision”.
“We believe Gartner’s positioning of Vodafone in the “Leaders” quadrant for the third consecutive year truly validates our unrivalled worldwide capabilities in IoT,” said Vodafone’s IoT director, Ivo Rook. “We will continue to invest in our IoT capabilities to ensure our customers get the maximum benefit from the Internet of Things simply and easily.”
Businesses around the world are rapidly exploring the opportunities of IoT technology with 76% saying that IoT will be critical for future success and 48% using IoT to support large-scale business transformation according to the latest Vodafone IoT Barometer.
Rook continued: “Our focus is to continue to build on Vodafone’s leadership position through the enhancement of our core offering by, for example, launching NB-IoT to connect things that were previously less viable to connect. We are encouraging innovation and continually explore new services beyond connectivity alone, to help our customers improve their efficiency, increase revenues and develop new business models.”
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*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services, Worldwide by Eric Goodness, Leif-Olof Wallin, Katja Ruud Published: 17 October, 2016
Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.
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