Global Connectivity Management Platform Rankings


IoT Connectivity Management Platform (CMP) is a software solution that helps businesses manage the connectivity of their IoT devices. It provides a single interface for deploying, monitoring and managing connectivity and networks, as well as tools for billing, troubleshooting and analytics. This report aims to analyze and rank top CMP providers globally on basis of CMP core capabilities like Provisioning, Orchestration, Billing, Analytics and Reporting and Security.

We have analyzed 27 CMP providers including Cisco, Telefonica, Ericsson (Aeris), Vodafone, Eseye, Verizon, Cubic Telecom, Soracom, Emnify, floLIVE, Wireless Logic, BICS, Onomondo, Whale Cloud, Kore Wireless, Velos, G+D (Pod Group), Mavoco, 1NCE, Comarch, Huawei, Nokia WING, 1oT, Pelion, NTT, Connected You and IOTM.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction to IoT Connectivity Management
    • Definition of Connectivity Management Platforms
    • Value Chain/Ecosystem
  • Research Methodology
  • CMP Rankings
  • Segment Rankings
  • Player Profiles
  • Summary
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • Definitions

Number of Pages: 106

Published Date: January 2024

Baidu Cloud Tiangong IoT Platform: Empowering the Intelligence of Industrial Verticals in China


This report is a part of the series of reports analyzing and evaluating the number of IoT software platforms in the industry. The report offers analysis on one of the leading IoT platforms in China, Baidu Cloud Tiangong IoT platform, its structure, applications and strategy towards integrating AI, big data and cloud computing technologies to empower the intelligence of industrial verticals in China. The report also introduces Baidu Intelligent Edge (BIE) and its use case in smart agriculture scenario. The report concludes with various industrial case studies indicating Baidu’s ambition and capability to become a leader in China’s industrial transformation.

Table of Content:

  • Baidu Cloud “ABC” Strategy
  • Baidu Cloud Platform Solutions
  • Baidu TianGong IoT Platform: Introduction
  • Baidu TianGong IoT Platform: Structure and Functions
  • The integration of BIE and Baidu EasyEdge enables “MaaS”(Model as a Service) at the edge
  • Use Case of Baidu Intelligent Edge (BIE)
  • Use Case of Baidu TianGong Platform: Smart Logistics
  • Use Case of Baidu TianGong Platform: Smart Energy
  • Use Case of Baidu TianGong Platform: Smart Property
  • Key Takeaway

Number of Pages: 19
Author: Flora Tang
Published Date: January 2020

FogHorn Lightning: A Comprehensive and Innovative Edge-First Platform Drives Real-Time Intelligence at Edge


Foghorn is a fast-growing IoT software vendor, designed and built their Lightning™ platform edge-first, as compared to big leading cloud and analytics companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google who have integrated edge capabilities as an extension to their cloud platform. This report analyzes FogHorn’s specialization in high-performance intelligent IoT edge computing, with a heavy focus on industrial and commercial IoT applications. FogHorn has been innovating at a fast pace within the last year, wherein the report dives deep into platform’s new features and offerings such as Edgification™ of ML models, VEL Studio, Lightning mobile and more.

Table of Contents:

  • FogHorn Lightning™ Platform Architecture
  • Complex Event Processing (CEP) & Machine Learning (ML) Engine
  • Visual Interface for Developers: VEL Studio
  • FogHorn Lightning Mobile
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • Case Study: GE
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 10
Author: Falguni Shah
Published Date: January 2020

WebNMS IoT – A Full-Stack, Modular IoT Application Enablement Platform (AEP)

The report starts with highlighting how and why the WebNMS IoT platform came into existence and the benefits of booming under the umbrella of Zoho Corporation. The deep dive into the cloud platform architecture reveals their strategy and strength as an Application Enablement Platform (AEP) helping a number of clients in various verticals and some exemplary case studies. The report also outlines their efforts in the edge computing realm with the EdgeX agent and its advantages, limitations as compared to other players such as SAP, Microsoft, FogHorn, etc.

Table of Contents

  • WebNMS IoT Platform Development
  • WebNMS IoT Platform Architecture
  • WebNMS EdgeX Agent
  • WebNMS IoT Solutions & Case Studies
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 8

Author: Falguni Shah

Published Date: December 2019


ClearBlade IoT: Powering Edge IoT Deployments at Scale


This report is a part of the series of reports analyzing and evaluating the number of IoT software platforms in the industry. The report offers analysis on one of the fast-growing IoT platform, ClearBlade, its solution, strategy and unique approach towards offering a differentiated edge-focused IoT platform. The report helps key IoT stakeholders understand Clearblade's platform architecture, features, differentiating factors which gives the company a competitive edge in the IoT platforms market. Further, the report also offers recommendations on the opportunities and the different areas of expansion for ClearBlade to scale its platform globally.

Table of Contents:

  • ClearBlade IoT Platform Architecture
  • ClearBlade IoT Package Manager
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • Case Study
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 7
Author: Falguni Shah
Published Date: November 2019

Arm Pelion IoT Platform: A Complete Data, Device & Connectivity Management Solution


This report analyzes the evolution of Arm Pelion IoT platform through various acquisitions, the platform architecture and its advantages. It dives deep into Arm Pelion Device Management Edge and unique advantages offered by Mbed OS – a free open-source operating system for IoT applications. With billions of Arm-based chips and sensors, various IoT offerings backed by a growing partner ecosystem, the report concludes with Arm’s strengths and limitations compared to other vendors in the IoT market. 

Table of Contents: 

  • Arm Pelion IoT Platform
  • Pelion Device Management Edge
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • KEPCO Case Study
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 8
Author: Falguni Shah
Published Date: October 2019

IoT World 2019 : Key OEMs, Trends and Analysis


IoT World 2019 was a comprehensive event in Santa Clara, CA covering the entire IoT value chain with more than 300 players exhibiting, and more than 12,500 professionals from 65 countries attending. Counterpoint’s analysts attended this three day event, interacting with hundreds of high-growth companies, understanding their solutions, strategies, and real-life case studies across different applications and verticals. The plethora of companies exhibiting included key players from industry verticals like chipsets, devices, gateways, connectivity, system integrators, software platform vendors, cloud, and analytics domains.

Table of Contents:

  • Overview
  • Key Players Analysis
  • Key Takeaways
  • IoT Practice Introduction and Research Roadmap

​Number of Pages: 54
Author: Neil Shah
Published Date: June 2019

Cumulocity IoT: A Comprehensive and Capable IoT Platform


This report takes a deep look into Cumulocity, a subsidiary of Software AG, and the IoT solutions offered by the company. In the report, we take a close look at Cumulocity's IoT Cloud platform and how it can help enterprises. We also explain the workings of Cumulocity IoT Edge, which is a single-server and single-tenant version of Cumulocity IoT Cloud platform. Our report concludes with a case-study of Nordex Group, a wind turbine manufacturer that has used the solutions from Cumulocity to improve its operations. 

Table of Contents:

  • Cumulocity: History and Background
  • IoT Platform Overview
  • IoT Edge Architecture
  • Partners Ecosystem
  • IoT Edge Case Study: Nordex Group
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 19
Author: Falguni Shah
Published Date: March 2019

IoT Platform Implementation Process Guidelines (Case Study : SAP Leonardo IoT Platform)


This report provides a general framework for implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution within an organization. The framework has been supplemented with SAP’s approach to implementing IoT within an organization. We have also provided a case study of how American organization Pregis, a manufacturer of packaging materials and different kinds of automated packaging systems, implemented IoT within their organization to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of their entire supply chain.

Table of Contents: –

  • IoT Platform Implementation Framework
    • Discovery & Exploration
    • Prototyping & Testing
    • Infrastructure & Technologies
    • Integration & Implementation
  • SAP Leonardo IoT Case Study: Pregis
  • Key Takeaways

Number of Pages: 15
Author: Falguni Shah
Published Date: February 2019

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