TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2019 - Market Note - Doc # EMEA44675519
MWC19: Takeaways on IoT and Edge Computing
By: John GoleResearch Director, Telecoms & Networking, CEMA, Milan KalalProgram Manager, European Customer Insights & Analysis Group, Marta Muñoz Méndez-VillamilResearch Director, IDC EMEA, Rosie SecchiResearch Manager, European Wireless and Mobile Communications, Andrea SivieroResearch Manager, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis, Bruno TeytonResearch Director, EMEA Telecommunications and Networking
This IDC Market Note summarizes the IDC European Internet of Things Practice's main takeaways from the 2019 edition of Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona from February 25 to 28, 2019. Based on numerous meetings and briefings at the show over the four days, these takeaways are presented with a specific view to inform on key developments and trends around the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing.
IoT continued to be one of main the talking points at MWC19. Through its intersection with areas such as edge computing, 5G and the multiplicity of use cases that they enable, IoT is certainly entering its next stage of maturity. MWC19 allowed an opportunity for vendors to showcase replicable and scalable use cases, focusing on the monetization aspects of their IoT implementations.