Telefónica has been recognised as a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide, for the sixth year in a row, improving on its “completeness of vision”, one of the two aspects the Magic Quadrant assesses together with “ability to execute”.
Telefónica believes the main reasons for this recognition are the depth of its vision in the short, medium and long term, as well as the execution of these services in highly complex environments where the clients require a combination of consulting and engineering capabilities, development of tailor-made solutions and its industrialization and management.
“Right now, sectors such as industry, logistics and utilities have seen that this type of solutions offers decisive advantages for their competitiveness. This however requires an understanding of the operation and the needs of customers in several areas”, explains Vicente Muñoz, Chief IoT Officer at Telefónica. “Telefónica’s experience, our global nature, our leading knowledge in key areas such as connectivity, services, data analysis and security, together with the consistency of the results obtained with our customers, gives us the excellence that the market expects in order to remain at the forefront of the Internet of Things ecosystem and hyper connected world.”
Telefónica has more than 30 million IoT connections worldwide and very strong assets like Kite, an in-house solution platform to manage IoT devices with a dedicated network infrastructure globally deployed and hosted in the cloud to be accessible everywhere via web or API. Since last November, IoT/big data services, together with cloud and security services, are part of Telefónica Tech, the new unit with which Telefónica wants to boost the growth of these new digital businesses.