Hardware design creates barriers to IoT deployment

A survey of more than 750 IoT professionals shows that hardware design is the number one barrier to implementation.

The research, conducted by Eseye in association with Kaleido intelligenceto uncover key pain points for IoT deployments.

Here are the key findings:

  • 84% said hardware design is the biggest barrier
  • 56% who have adopted cellular IoT find maintaining commercial relationships with multiple providers “too complex”
  • 51% of IoT deployments say connectivity performance and quality of service in international markets is “not good enough”
  • 48% believe robust mobile coverage in multiple regions is “missing”
  • 46% say permanent roaming restrictions are still a major concern
  • 40% emphasized that the ability to customize with Preferential Operator Contracts (Bring Your Own Contract – BYOC) was missing from the IoT connectivity ecosystem

“Historically, IoT has been seen as too complex due to hardware, connectivity and security challenges; this research shows that these challenges still exist today,” said Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye

“Frankly, customers deserve more certainty and less risk when they perform IoT deployments. They need to be confident that their IoT project will deliver the expected results and consistent quality of service internationally.”

Eseye believes it Infinity IoT platform addresses many of the operational challenges that enterprises face.

“To get the desired level of trust and ROI from their IoT projects, companies need to partner with industry specialists who can provide a centralized managed service for their IoT deployment, providing a holistic view of all hardware, connectivity and partnership management requirements across the business. one place,” Earle added.

“With the new Infinity IoT Platform, our Enterprise customers are finally able to overcome the major IoT challenges and successfully deploy IoT to meet the connectivity needs of today and tomorrow.”

Eseye is also confident that his AnyNet Federation – with its access to more than 700 global networks – solves the connectivity issues raised by survey respondents.

“Connectivity is essential for IoT to deliver value, but with multiple contracts, combined with roaming limitations, it is difficult for organizations to manage their environment easily. This is where that commercial flexibility is really needed,” said Steffen Sorrell, research leader at Kaleido Intelligence.

“Likewise, there were many issues with hardware device design and implementation, and this is where specialist help is critical – especially for new projects – to support the customer from initial design through full implementation. While eSIM has been touted as the answer to many of these problems, it is not the panacea as many of our respondents reported problems.”

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