Eseye and Vodafone top connectivity championship

  • November 15, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Eseye and Vodafone are among the champion connectivity vendors, with Pod Group and Tata Communications also recognised by Kaleido Intelligence, a connectivity market research and consulting firm.

Its latest Connectivity Vendor Hub research provided up-to-date product assessment and scores for connectivity service providers across connectivity management platforms (CMPs), eSIM connectivity and eSIM subscription management.

Eseye and Vodafone were scored as number one champion vendors in eSIM connectivity and CMP, respectively. The eSIM connectivity category also saw Pod Group and Tata Communications listed as champions.

“As more and more customers adopt and rely on IoT, platform performance and capability become paramount,” said Erik Brenneis, CEO of Vodafone Business IoT. “I am therefore delighted that Kaleido has recognised our connectivity management platform GDSP as the number one champion in their eSIM and CMP vendor hub assessment 2023. By developing and owning our platform, we can respond rapidly to changing customer and market demands to ensure that our customers are always at the forefront of IoT.”

Nick Earle, CEO of Eseye, added: “We are delighted that for the third straight year we’ve been recognised as a Kaleido champion, and this year as the number one assessed firm, confirming our position as the undeniable market leader in eSIM connectivity. Our advanced multi-IMSI and eUICC capabilities, multi-award-winning IoT connectivity management platform, and AnyNet Federation, set us apart from the other 25 vendors, allowing us to deliver best-in-class, near 100% global connectivity so that enterprises can confidently deploy IoT at scale.”

The increasingly competitive and innovative ecosystem was underlined this year, with Giesecke+Devrient and Thales achieving joint top spot for eSIM subscription management.

This year’s study is Kaleido’s most detailed yet, with vendors’ products closely aligning with current and near-term market needs identified through multiple surveys completed throughout the year, in addition to ongoing dialogue with ecosystem service providers.

Champion vendors received Kaleido Scores of 12 and above, out of a total of 15; high-flyers received scores between 10 and 12. The number one, champion and high flyer vendors across key product segments as scored by Kaleido Intelligence are shown in the diagram.

Kaleido’s research throughout the year has underlined the need for service providers to help increasingly sophisticated enterprise clients reduce risk for connected device programmes, as well as navigate their way through a complex web of problems that have historically created issues in scaling operations up.

“Connectivity is the bedrock of IoT but it remains fragmented with a series of roadblocks in place that often lead to project failure,” said Steffen Sorrell, chief of research at Kaleido Intelligence. “Leaders in the market are lowering those roadblocks, be it through their underlying infrastructure and software, connectivity agreements or seamless management across different realms of connectivity enablement.”

Kaleido Intelligence is a specialist consulting and market research firm with a track record delivering telecom research. Research is led by expert analysts, each with significant experience delivering telco research and insights.

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