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HPE Connectivity Management Platform

The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) services sector is exploding. It presents tremendous opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) to create new revenue streams and expand their customer base. Always-connected devices are changing the behavioral patterns of consumers, driving growth in many sectors and providing opportunities for enterprises to be more agile.
New B2C or B2B services require IoT/M2M connectivity, automation, and remote control of devices. They might relate to washing machines, security systems, utility meters, parking meters, vehicle-tracking applications, connected cars, vending machines, and much more.
Many IoT/M2M services make use of GSM networks for the connectivity and mobility services they need and therefore require a subscriber identity module (SIM) cards to rely on mobility services, and are mainly dependent on short message service (SMS) and mobile data services - eventually voice might be required for specific use cases. They have usage patterns that are vastly different from the normal human-to-human communication services and provide usually lower average revenue per device than traditional average revenue per user (ARPU) to the CSPs. However, for some specific new services, while the frequency or/and amount of data to be transmitted might be small, the transaction itself could be critical, such as the automatic sending of the location of a car after an accident.