The infrastructure requirements of IoT
…And the opportunity for towercos to evolve into an IoT service provider to service providers
You’ve probably read a lot of articles about use cases for IoT – this isn’t another one of those. TowerXchange spoke to IoT guru James Brehm about the infrastructure requirements to deploy, for example, 250,000 IoT sites in the U.S. alone. Is IoT an untapped greenfield opportunity for towercos? And if so, will towercos be willing to become a ‘service provider to service providers’ to unlock that opportunity?
TowerXchange: Please introduce yourself and your vision for the future of IoT, particularly insofar as it will impact communications infrastructure.
James Brehm, Founder and Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates:
Almost five years ago I founded James Brehm & Associates as a boutique market research and consulting firm with a focus on IoT.