IoT Roaming Monetization

Billions of smart devices are connected in smart homes, cars, factories, cities and just about anywhere. Innovative digital services provide a immense opportunity for new revenue streams.

Market Challenges

How can the potential of IoT be realized? What capabilities do operators need to be able to take advantage of the opportunities?

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Digital transformation is continuously challenging businesses and how they can deliver value to their users. The social and economic potential engendered by the proliferation of IoT is immense and, yet, is barely tapped. Many operators find it hard to generate revenues from IoT roaming traffic as they lack the ability to detect, measure, classify, and charge for it adequately and automatically. Pressure on network systems and analytics tools places a heavy demand on finite and increasingly stretched resources.

Operators usually rely on APN and IMSI ranges to segment the IoT traffic. This is insufficient, as more than 40% of inbound devices are still undetected. As opposed to consumers, devices are often in a state of permanent roaming, yet silent. It's key to monitor the signaling to accurately determine the roaming duration and any movement. Through signaling, operators can detect twice as many devices every month, however, the market still lacks business practices around the definition of permanent roaming.

IoT differs from consumer roaming behavior and usage patterns. Applying traditional charging models based on usage leads to missed revenues. A few operators reported that 70% of all inbound devices generate less than $0,01 per month. The traditional settlement process via TAP is not equipped to support innovative offerings for massive and mission-critical applications, nor handle increased data volume from 5G networks. Charging can and will be based on many factors, such as technology, slicing, QoS, device count, or even the data content.
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Uncover the Potential of the IoT Roaming Business

Operators are increasingly pursuing enterprise customers to address their needs for global connectivity through IoT roaming. The outlook for IoT roaming is promising and improving with new use cases and technology enablers.


Automating the entire wholesale value chain 

The first step towards monetization starts with the discovery of the IoT opportunity. TOMIA’s solution uncovers hidden devices seamlessly, including the silent ones, to automate the entire wholesale agreement lifecycle from detection to segmentation, charging, network management, and settlement.

  • Several detection methods including device-based, duration and usage behavior, and machine learning (ML).
  • Simplified onboarding of enterprises and automatic alignment of IoT segments with settlement processes, TAP or BCE.
  • Differentiated IoT charging models, in TAP or BCE, through a single agreement interface.
  • Automated reconciliation process allowing reduction of IoT settlement cycles from yearly based to quarterly based.
  • Automatic detection of NB-IoT and 5G devices and network management control to protect wholesale costs.

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Case Studies

Turning IoT Roaming into a Profitable Business

Starts by understanding the potential value of all IoT devices in your network.

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Supercharging Your IoT Roaming

Integrating IoT detection capabilities with the BCE settlement process

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Smartly Detecting IoT Traffic

Using AI/ML to uncover hidden IoT devices.

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