The results of the first major research about Roaming Internet of Things are out. The survey that was responded by Mobile Network Operators globally sheds light on the opportunities and challenges that Roaming IoT will bring to MNOs on the road to 2020. The 6-week survey was conducted by ROCCO during February and March 2017 to understand how Roaming IoT, or M2M Roaming as it was called in the past, impacts roaming processes, how much revenue are MNOs seeing today and how much should they expect from the future.
73 MNO respondents provided confidential data from the perspective of 6 MNO Groups, making 96 Operators in 81 Countries the sample for this research. The respondents analysed the attractiveness of Roaming IoT traffic and their revenue expectations for inbound as well as for outbound roaming. The MNOs also explained the challenges they face with both incoming and outgoing IoT traffic.