It's not just humans using our networks; Devices have now overtaken people in terms of total number of connections... and there will be more to come. Over the next few years, device and machine connections will continue to grow, connecting and transmitting information from consumer level, all the way through to multi-national industrial use cases.
Data from these connected devices creates new capabilities and insights around proactive monitoring, process optimisations and employee welfare which would be impossible to identify otherwise. 35% of US manufacturers are using data from smart sensors within their operations already but this is set to expand even further. Our Big Data platform can quickly integrate and centralise any required number of data sources and place them in the context of network service performance via our SmartTools software. Enterprise customers will be able to use a range of real-time dashboards and GIS capabilities to greater realise the benefits of a mobilised IoT within use cases including traffic telematics and smart metering initiatives.