This report explores technological innovations in the IoT platform business, encompassing five distinct categories:

  • Infrastructure as a service
  • Application enablement platforms (AEPs)
  • IoT device management platform (DMP)
  • IoT connectivity management platform (CMP)
  • IoT analytics platform (AP)

After an analysis of the main strengths and weaknesses, business models (including pricing schemes), it takes a detailed look at how the players are positioned in each category.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction
2.1. IoT Platforms – Introduction
2.2. IoT platforms – Classification
2.3. Main players, by type of IoT platform
2.4. Main players, by type of vendor

3. Main layers
3.1. Infrastructure as a service
3.2. Application enablement platforms (AEPs)
3.3. IoT device management platform (DMP)
3.4. IoT connectivity management platform (CMP)
3.5. IoT analytics platforms (AP)
3.6. Main IoT platform vendors’ positioning

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

• Hierarchy in the IoT ecosystem and the role of IoT platforms
• IoT platform types described in brief
• The major players in the IoT platform ecosystem
• IoT platform vendor companies, by type
• Example of an IaaS
• Key IoT IaaS players
• AEP model
• Key AEP players
• Key IoT DMP players
• Key IoT CMP players
• Ecosystem of IoT analytics platforms
• Key IoT AP players
• IoT platform market leaders

Geographic area



  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ayla Networks
  • Cumulocity
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Jasper
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Sap
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Telit
  • Thingworx (PTC)

Other details

  • Reference: M19390MRA
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: AEPs, Application enablement platforms, CMP, DMP, Infrastructure as a Service, IoT analytics platform, IoT connectivity management platform, IoT device management platform, IoT platform

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