The "Untelco" Paradigm: The Role of Carriers in Smart Cities & IoT

For more than a decade, carriers and mobile operators have actively been exploring opportunities offered by the smart cities and wider IoT markets. This coincides with a double transformation regarding their role extending beyond providing connectivity services to capabilities and services higher up the value chain (applications, analytics, security, professional services, etc) while at the same time moving from connectivity-centric consumer/enterprise offers to complex solutions for verticals and industries. All of this is driven by declining connectivity margins, urging the telecom industry to adopt the “untelco” paradigm.

This webinar, which aired live on on Thursday, July 12, features a panel of industry experts poised to discuss a host of topics, including:

  • The “build versus buy” debate
    • Operators choosing to develop the technical knowledge, market savviness, and in-house flexibility, or
    • Operators existing in a broader IoT and smart cities collaborative ecosystem in which no one company maintains end-to-end control or customer ownership
  • The evolving needs in IoT technologies and verticals, and how carrier strategies can address those needs
  • The future of carriers beyond their connectivity heritage and how they can take on the “untelco” role
  • And more!

Mike Jeronis, VP, Product Management, Chordant
Roberto Gavazzi, Smart City and Industrial Internet Senior Program Manager, TIM
Dominique Bonte, Managing Director, ABI Research
Scott McElroy, Vice President of Technology, Definition Networks

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Chordant is passionate about innovation and a standards-based approach that stimulates thriving global ecosystems. Solutions powered by the Chordant platform address the fundamental challenges in Smart City deployments. Like a perfect chord of musical notes, the Chordant platform brings harmony to diverse devices, data and services. We have created one of the largest Smart City deployments integrating hundreds of transport data sources into a transport data marketplace. Our Smart City solutions have also been recognized by leading analyst firms and organizations.


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